Liverpool forward in line for unexpected contract extension

Liverpool forward is to receive a new contract at Liverpool, according to reports on Monday.

The Belgian striker spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg and was expected to make a permanent move away from Anfield last summer.

Origi has spent much of this campaign on the fringes, however he has impressed in late cameos off the bench, most incredibly his winner in the Merseyside derby in December.

He has featured in most of Liverpool’s games in the last two months, including against Man United, , Bayern and , whilst he last netted against at the end of February.

He has been favoured by manager over the likes of and and it is clear to see why.

The 23-year-old has mainly featured on the left side of attack and has done everything Klopp could ask for late on in games.

Liverpool vs Watford
Image: Getty Images

His unpredictability and extra pace played a pivotal role in giving Liverpool an added spark in late wins over and last month.

Origi’s attitude was applauded by Klopp Jurgen Klopp highlights Reds forward as key player to unlock defences last week, and it seems he could now be rewarded with a new deal.

According to Football Insider, the Reds boss “has been blown away by Origi’s attitude and application at the club’s Melwood training headquarters.”

Origi’s current Anfield deal runs out in the summer of 2020 however he may rightfully be tempted to look elsewhere for more regular football.

A contract extension is undoubtedly a sign of Liverpool’s faith in Origi for the future, but if he decides a move is best for his career, the club will most likely be forced to sell him with just a year left on his contract.

Origi has made 15 appearances, but only managed 319 minutes, in all competitions for Liverpool this year, scoring three times.

More LFC News

Liverpool FC News

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are “not yet champions” as focus remains on strong finish

Jurgen Klopp says he is excited for the Premier League's return on 17 June but insists Liverpool must work hard if they are to...

Liverpool FC to return to group training this week following unanimous Premier League vote

Liverpool will be allowed to resume full training this week after all 20 clubs voted unanimously to take the next step towards Premier League...

Watch: Fantastic throwback to Istanbul victory celebrations in the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool mounted an incredible comeback in Istanbul 15 years ago. Relive some of the best moments of the following 24 hours as Reds supporters...

Journalist confirms club interested in Liverpool outcast with initial talks already held

German football journalist Marc Behrenbeck has confirmed recent reports about Loris Karius' future, with Hertha Berlin interested in the Reds goalkeeper.Karius is in search...

Liverpool target Timo Werner notches hat-trick with Reds transfer looking inevitable

Liverpool target Timo Werner took his tally to 30 goals for the season after notching a hat-trick against Mainz.The Reds have been linked with...

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner hopeful Reds can celebrate Premier League trophy

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner admits he is looking forward to the Reds’ inevitable Premier League title celebrations, albeit admitting recent events have put football...

Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool will ‘pick up where they left off’ when Premier League returns

insists there will be no complacency amongst the Liverpool ranks as they look to complete the job when the Premier League resumes.Jurgen...

Premier League matches could be broadcast free-to-air for first time since 1992

A selection of Premier League matches could be broadcast free-to-air for supporters once the league resumes, according to a UK government minister.The government...

Watch: Liverpool players return to training in first step towards Premier League resumption

The Reds returned to Melwood on Wednesday for the first day of group training since mid-March with the Premier League set to commence next...