Liverpool striker shedding: Origi to stay, Solanke to go?

Date published: Friday 24th August 2018 10:22

Liverpool may look to move out Dominic Solanke on loan after Divock Origi’s proposed switch to Borussia Dortmund fell through.

Understandably, Dortmund reportedly balked at Liverpool’s insistence that they take Origi on a permanent transfer of £27m, instead asking only for a season-long loan.

Even after Danny Ings’ departure for Southampton, Jurgen Klopp is still left with a surfeit of strikers to fill just one central striking role, with first-choice Roberto Firmino, the newly-embraced Daniel Sturridge, Solanke, Origi and youngsters Ben Woodburn and Rhian Brewster all competing.

With Origi proving difficult to shift – a previously-mooted £22m switch to Wolves fell through earlier this summer – the obvious solution would seem to be to retain the Belgian and instead send out 20-year-old Solanke on loan.

The England international (seriously!) has played just one season as a regular first-team starter, while on loan at Vitesse Arnhem from Chelsea in 2015/16. Getting first-team football under his belt might be a good way to stop him going the way of previous wonderkid Adam Morgan.

 

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