Former Liverpool star, Steve Nicol has recommended the club lets out striker Divock Origi in the summer and buy a quality striker to replace the Belgian striker.
Origi, is one player who has had a bit-part role to play in the season but Nicol believes he should leave;
”In Divock Origi’s case, I think he has to go. From a Liverpool point of view, they can’t let him go until they’ve got a replacement in,” Nicol was quoted as saying by the Express.
”They’re pretty thin on the ground when it comes to their forward players, or especially front players with the quality needed. I’m thinking he’ll go.
”I think Liverpool have been looking around for a replacement for some time, and I think he’ll go.
”If you’re going to leave a club, leave them something to remember. And did he ever.”
The Belgian striker has only featured 20 times in all competitions, most of which have been from the bench as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has picked Roberto Firmino to play as the main striker and Mohamed Salah as the lone striker.
The Merseyside have no other strikers if Firmino get injured, which is why pundits suggested Klopp should sign a top-class striker in the summer.
The Reds are currently very thin in the striker’s department with Sturridge’s contract set to expire in the summer.
Origi hasn’t made a big impact except for the few goals that he has scored, but Liverpool should not let him leave without signing a backup striker.
19-year-old Rhian Brewster, who is highly rated, has come through the Liverpool ranks and is one for the future, but it is too early to put him in the deep end.
Should Paulo Dybala, who they have been linked to join or Timo Werner, they should let go of Origi, and push Brewster into the first-team.