Origi wants Liverpool return in January

The Belgium international striker, who was loaned back to Lille after his summer transfer, says that he is in regular contract with Brendan Rodgers and would love to move early


Divock Origi says that he “would love to move to Liverpool sooner rather than later” if it is possible that he could cut short his loan spell with Lille.

The Belgium international moved to Anfield from the French side in the summer but was loaned back for the season as part of the deal.

Origi has impressed in Ligue 1 this season, scoring five goals already, and would like to head to Anfield when the transfer window reopens, with reports suggesting that the Reds’ struggles to get the likes of Mario Balotelli firing could prompt an early return for the Belgian.

“Maybe January, who knows? It is not me who makes the decisions but, if the club choose to let me go in January, I would go,” he told reporters.

“I would like to join Liverpool then. I said that I would stay for the whole season and I wish to remain honourable in that, of course, but, if there was a decision by the clubs, I would not say that I would not like to go to Liverpool in January.”

Liverpool have struggled for goals this season thanks to Luis Suarez’s departure for Barcelona and Daniel Sturridge’s injury problems and Origi cannot wait to play in the Premier League.

“Brendan Rodgers is in contact regularly. That makes me feel very good and wanted,” he added, “and, although I agreed to stay with Lille until the end of this season, if there was a chance of joining Liverpool sooner, I would take it.

“I would love to move to Liverpool sooner rather than later. I am here at Lille, it is fine, they are a good club and they have helped me but it is also frustrating. It is French football. I can’t wait to be playing in the Premier League because I can now see that it will suit me better.

“They have a team with a lot of talent, with a lot of good players and a very good coach but they have had a lot of injuries and this has not helped them.

“It is difficult when you do not have a player like Daniel Sturridge. I believe they just have to be more efficient but I also believe that it is only a matter of time before it comes.”