“If he goes, Liverpool lose:” Klopp told to keep £328k/month star that “found an agreement” to leave this summer

Ian Wright believes Liverpool will be making a huge mistake if they let Divock Origi leave for free this summer.

The Belgian is set to leave the club upon the expiry of his contract and seems destined to join Serie A title hopefuls AC Milan.

According to the reliable Tancredi Palmieri, Origi and Milan have “found an agreement” worth €3.5million per season.

Divock Origi

Meanwhile, Calciomercato.it claims that the two clubs aren’t yet on the same page but they’re “getting closer” and “this week will most likely be the right one to find the definitive agreement.”

Either way, it would appear as though Origi will be playing his football at the San Siro next season and not Anfield.

Regardless of the number of minutes he plays, losing his talismanic presence will be a loss as he proved again with a goal against Everton on Sunday.

The former Lille star has 6 goals and 3 assists in all competitions this season despite playing just 563 minutes, averaging a goal contribution every 62 minutes which is elite.

Divock Origi

Speaking on his podcast, former Arsenal striker and much-loved pundit, Ian Wright, claims letting Origi leave for free is a Liverpool mistake.

He said: “You know what was really cool was the ovation Divock Origi got when he was just warming up.

“He should stay, I know people say he should go and play somewhere else, but why would you want to leave this Liverpool side when you have a role where you’re not even playing for a certain amount of minutes, but the fans are happy to see you?

“And he always delivers.

“You have to be a special player to do this. I can’t remember too many who have played that role for so long who don’t seem to be unhappy doing it. Why would you want to leave Liverpool? What Origi does, is that in important games, they call for him and he answers the call every time.”

Divock Origi earns around £82,000/week or £328,000 per month and is an invaluable member of the squad and it would be so difficult to replace his contributions as well as his finding someone who is as willing to sit on the bench for most of the season.

Liverpool players celebrate after Divock Origi strike

There are whispers that Liverpool want to sign Darwin Nunez but would the Uruguayan be happy to sit on the bench?

I doubt it. He’d want to come to Anfield and follow in Luis Suarez’s footsteps and build on a season that has already seen him score 33 goals.

Whoever Klopp signs to replace the Belgian will need to be aware of the massive competition for starting roles.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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