Brendan Rodgers explains why Divock Origi won’t join Liverpool early

Brendan Rodgers rules out Divock Origi moving to Liverpool before next summer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Brendan Rodgers has ruled out the possibility of Divock Origi moving to Liverpool earlier than scheduled.

The Reds agreed a £12m deal with the Ligue 1 outfit for the services of the Belgium international in August before allowing the striker to remain at Lille for another campaign.

There has been a lot of speculation about him coming back, but I’ve never felt that was the case

Brendan Rodgers

And contrary to speculation, the Liverpool manager emphatically quashed any chance of Origi moving to the Reds before next summer despite Daniel Sturridge’s latest injury blow.

“It was never the case,” Rodgers said. “It was always on the understanding, and there was no discussion, that he had to stay at Lille.

“I’ve seen reports about him maybe coming back early, but that was never the case. We signed the player and it was one of the main reasons that we were able to sign the player – that he would have to stay at Lille for this season.

“There has been a lot of speculation about him coming back, but I’ve never felt that was the case. He is a young player that we identified as a talent.

“The deal was in place quite clearly and simply in the summer that he would stay at Lille for the season and then we would get him next season. As far as I’m concerned, at this point in time, that’s still the case.”

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