Liverpool might have a replacement lined up.
There are moments that remain ingrained in your memory forever. Words that just live inside your head. Phrases which become indelible. Corner taken quick…Origi, is one of those for Liverpool fans. It’s a moment in time that most would love to relive over and over again.
The Belgian forward who arrived as one of the most promising strikers of his generation has brought the Reds plenty of unforgettable memories. The winner against Newcaslte. The fluke winner against Everton.
It’s why Divock Origi’s departure will be a real tear jerker. Sadly, with the Belgian’s dip in form and the arrival of Diogo Jota has marginalised him from the team.
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However, Klopp will miss the extra outlet the Belgian can provide. Origi’s pace and more direct approach worked well in times when the Reds needed that.
Nowadays, despite the club’s inability to score, Klopp is no longer relying on Origi to make a difference and that’s a dire indictment of the Belgian’s future.
However, the club will still need to add and bolster their options in attack. Without Origi there will not be anyone to provide an alternative solution.
That someone might be Taiwo Awoniyi if First Time Finish’s‘ report is anything to go by. The football outlet has written a detailed interview with the Liverpool loanee’s close advisor Atiba Bankole about Awoniyi’s career at Anfield and beyond.
In it Bankole details the level of analysis the Reds went into to bring Taiwo Awoniyi to Anfield. As well as revealing how Awoniyi still ‘really really wants to play for Liverpool.’
‘His goal is to make the next step, he really, really wants to play for Liverpool, and he told us in the beginning of the season that he wants to be among the highest goal-scorers in the Bundesliga.’
First Time Finish claim Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the Nigerian forward who has scored 5 goals and registered 2 assists in his last 8 games for Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.
One thing highlighted by Bankole and First Time Finish is Awoniyi’s high-work rate and team-ethic which are important principles for any player in Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Taiwo Awoniyi also has the height and the power to have an Origi like influence on the field. Often there are so many crosses put into the box that go to waste, Taiwo Awoniyi could change that.
Do you think Taiwo Awoniyi has a future at Anfield?