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AC Milan targeting Liverpool’s Divock Origi on a free transfer this summer


Liverpool's Divock Origi

Divock Origi is set to leave Liverpool this summer (Picture: Getty)

AC Milan will make Liverpool striker Divock Origi an offer to join the club this summer.

Origi, 27, is out of contract at the end of the season and is set to leave Anfield in a search for more game time.

Milan are looking for younger options up front with Olivier Giroud, 35, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 40, their main two centre-forwards this season.

According to Gianluca di Marzio, the Serie A side have already spoken to Origi’s team and have requested the Belgian sign up with them for next term.

Over the years, Origi has scored important goals for the Reds inclduing a stoppage-time winner against Everton in the Premier League in 2018.

The Belgian also bagged two for Liverpool in their 4-0 comeback triumph over Barcelona in the Champions League in 2019.

Origi has scored important goals for Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

However, since arriving at Anfield in 2014, he has spent the majority of his career as a bit-part player.

Often coming on off the bench in his early years, Origi has featured just six times in the Premier League this season.

Meanwhile, the arrival of Luis Diaz in January has further curtailed his opportunities at Liverpool.

As it stands, he is sixth in the pecking order behind Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Diaz.

Speaking after the striker scored in 2-0 victory over Everton last month, Jurgen Klopp predicted Origi to ‘explode’ at his next club.

He said: ‘We will never miss a player like him because if he leaves, he will explode wherever he goes. He is a world class striker, he is a legend and will stay a legend forever.

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In eight years at Liverpool, Origi has made 174 appearances and scored 41 goals.

He has lifted the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup with the Merseyside giants.

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