Signed, selaed and announced as Liverpool officially agree summer striker deal
Liverpool have announced that Divock Origi has committed his future to the club after signing a new long-term contract.
Origi, 24, scored crucial goals against Barcelona and Tottenham in the Champions League last season, as well as a Merseyside derby winner against Everton in the Premier League.
However, in total the Belgian made just 21 appearances across all competitions scoring seven times and contributing one assist, which has led to a lot of transfer speculation that he could leave the club in the coming weeks.
But after his heroics for Liverpool last season, he has become somewhat of a cult-hero after an added-time derby winner against Everton before scoring twice in the 4-0 Champions League semi-final second leg success over Barcelona and then again in the final victory over Tottenham in Madrid.
And he has now earned himself a nice new deal at the club which means he will get the opportunity to help Jurgen Klopp challenge for the Premier League title next season.
“I’m very happy to be able to sign this contract and it gives you a boost at the beginning of the season, as well as the end of the season last year. So I’m very happy,” Origi said on the LFC website.
Liverpool need to delve into their transfer kitty this summer and acquire some more top-class players that will improve the side, and they now have enough money to do that, so they do not need to sell anymore players.
Origi may not be the most exciting player to watch, but he proved that he is more than capable of coming off the bench and helping the side out, which is crucial for big clubs if they want to sin silverware.
So Klopp made the right decision keeping hold of the player, as the man is young enough to still develop into a striker that an lead the attack, especially if one of the bigger players leaves the club.
So the news that he wants to stay and fight for his Anfield career is great news for him, the club and the fans who believe that he has earned a new contract.
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