“It’s a wonderful piece of recruitment” – Alex McLeish speaks on Liverpool plans on Divock Origi’s replacement
Scottish top manager Alex McLeish speaks on how Liverpool already have a replacement for Divock Origi in arrival of Luis Diaz from FC Porto.
Divock Origi looks set to leave Liverpool in the summer, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.
Divock Origi has often been used as a super substitute by Jurgen Klopp, behind the Sadio Mane, Mo’ Salah and Roberto Firmino.
However, the arrival of Diogo Jota in 2020 and Diaz this year have seemingly pushed Origi further down the pecking order. The club could let him leave this summer.
In a conversation with Football Insider, McLeish said;
“He came back in last season, scored a few important goals for Liverpool and got some big praise from the manager.
“But he’s in a really important part of his career now, and he’ll be wanting to move on.”
“However, they’ve brought Diaz in, and he’s just fit in seamlessly. That was the final nail in the coffin for Origi, you can understand why he wants to go. It’s a wonderful piece of recruitment. That’s the way Liverpool work.”
“You’d think that they’d have someone in place for when Origi leaves. They’ll have their eyes on the ball; there’s no doubt about it.”