Liverpool in danger of losing free-scoring striker to La Liga club

Real Betis are considering an offer for Belgian striker Divock Origi following his heroics during the Champions League campaign.

The Liverpool ace became a big-game specialist for Jurgen Klopp last term, netting twice against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final before scoring in the final against Spurs.

Divock Origi also scored important winning goals in narrow wins against Everton and Newcastle United and his form as an impact substitute last campaign has led to him being offered a new deal. The former Lille man is entering the final year of his deal at Merseyside and could consider a move away this transfer window with Roberto Firmino firmly ahead of him in the pecking order.

One club keeping a particularly close eye on this situation are Betis who believe they can sign the 24-year-old for a fee under £10 million due to his current contract.

Divock Origi’s wages worth around £45,000 per week could prove a stumbling block for the Spanish club.

Following his clinching goal during the 2-0 victory over Spurs, Divock Origi spoke out on his future: ‘Over the next few weeks we’ll have some talks, and I think I’ll have to sit down with my entourage and see how we can decide the future.’

Divock Origi was deemed surplus to requirements by Jurgen Klopp back in 2017-18, and after a frustrating campaign on loan at Wolfsburg, his Anfield career appeared to be over.

However, he enjoyed an unlikely rebirth last year, netting seven goals in 20 appearances to earn a new contract offer, while his fellow frontman Daniel Sturridge was released.