The famous ‘No Origi no party’ is no more at the Kop as the Belgian is set to leave the Reds for AC Milan this summer. The Italians are interested in the 26-year-old forward who has contributed to the iconic last-minute wins of the club since he has joined as he is reaching the end of the contract this year in the summer. AC Milan is close to a deal with Liverpool as he is released on a free transfer, according to Sky Sports.
Despite the exciting run-ins from the forward, he has had a disappointing mere five substitutions this entire season in the Premier League. His goals against Barcelona in the Champions League for a comeback 4-0 turnaround victory in the second leg is the most remembered by Anfield as he scored twice including the winner. Milan is looking for a similarly exciting player to join their squad as Zlatan Imbramovich and Oliver Giroud, their forwards, are turning 41 and 36 respectively.
Klopp has been criticised for his substitutions as few players get rotated into the squad for big games. He has since responded to the situation in light of the quality of the players in Liverpool. “He is a really fast player with an interesting package. But that doesn’t mean that you are a constant starter for Liverpool FC because of the quality we have. That’s how it is. That’s how life is”, said the German in praise of the Belgian regarding his low number of appearances, reported SkySports. Origi has scored 40 goals in 171 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool and is yet to deliver his best. The AC Milan move for the Belgian is thus set to provide him with better playing time for better contributions.