Everton legend questions Liverpool’s decision to loan out Divock Origi
Andy Gray can't understand why Liverpool don't bring Divock Origi to Anfield earlier than planned
Andy Gray has questioned Liverpool’s decision to allow Divock Origi to return to Lille on loan this season.
The Reds agreed a £12m deal with the Ligue 1 outfit for the services of Belgium international in August before allowing the striker to remain at Lille for another campaign.
They have loaned him out thinking they are going to be alright and here they are with all this trouble with Daniel Sturridge
However, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is currently without Daniel Sturridge, whilst £16m signing Mario Balotelli has struggled since his switch from AC Milan.
And former Everton striker Gray can’t understand why the Reds haven’t attempted to alter the deal and bring Origi to Anfield earlier than planned in light of their striker crisis.
“It’s puzzling, there must be a reason why they can’t change [the loan deal],” Gray told talkSPORT.
“It’s an area where they have got real problems. Liverpool have got a centre forward that they own, playing abroad, who is the Belgium number nine and yet they have been unable to get him back.
“They have loaned him out thinking they are going to be alright and here they are with all this trouble with Daniel Sturridge. There are no real other centre forwards available and playing well. They have got another striker out there playing for another club. It’s a strange situation.”