Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool FC need to sell Champions League hero

Steve Nicol tells Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp to sell Divock Origi in the summer transfer window

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Liverpool FC need to sell Divock Origi this summer if Jurgen Klopp wants to make his squad bigger and stronger, according to Steve Nicol.

The Reds won their first piece of major silverware under the German head coach earlier this month thanks to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.

Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock inside two minutes in Madrid before substitute Origi put the result beyond doubt with a precise finish in the 88th minute.

The Belgium international played a big role in their run to the Champions League showpiece after Origi scored twice in Liverpool FC’s 4-0 victory over FC Barcelona in the second leg of their semi-final.

The 24-year-old scored some vital goals in the Premier League last term, including late winners in victories over Everton and Newcastle United.

Origi finished the 2018-19 season with seven goals and one assist in 21 appearances in all competitions.

However, former Liverpool FC defender Nicol believes that Klopp needs to offload the Belgian striker in the summer transfer window.

“For Liverpool’s sake, they should get rid of him, let him go, depends on how harsh or nicely you want to put it,” Nicol told ESPN FC.

“He has to go for his sake but for Liverpool’s sake, they’ve got themselves into a place now where they need to think ‘how do we take the next step?’.

“And for me taking the next step is making the squad better and bigger. I don’t feel that Divock Origi makes our squad better.”

Origi moved to Liverpool FC from Ligue 1 side Lille in a £10m deal in the 2014 summer transfer window under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

The Belgian forward has failed to live up to his promise despite some promising spells under Klopp.

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