Liverpool have decided against paying more money to bring in on loan striker Divock Origi and end his temporary stay at Lille early, the Daily
Brendan Rodgers’ side have struggled to find the same attacking threat they held last season with Mario Balotelli failing to score a league goal, Daniel Sturridge out injured and Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert only just finding their scoring touches.
The Reds have been linked with a number of signings this winter despite spending big on nine new faces over the summer and Origi was thought to have the biggest chance of joining Anfield.
With his medical and wages already agreed from the £10m deal in the summer Reds’ chiefs were considering paying money to bring the 19-year-old Belgian in early – but will now not go ahead with the option.
Origi has only scored four goals in 26 games for Lille this season so far – although he is deployed in a wide position often instead of the preferred striking role – and with Sturridge finally nearing fitness Rodgers seems content with the striking options he has got.
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