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Divock Origi: ‘I want to join Liverpool in January’

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Liverpool striker Divock Origi says he would like to link-up with the club in January.

The Belgium international is currently on a season-long loan to former side Lille as part of the terms of his £11m transfer.

Origi, aged 19, says he would be keen to cut that arrangement short and help out goal-shy Liverpool – but he admits it is not his decision.

He said: “Maybe January, who knows? It is not me who makes the decisions but if the club choose to let me go in January I would go.

“I would like to join Liverpool then. I said that I would stay for the whole season and I wish to remain honourable in that, of course, but if there was a decision by the clubs, I would not say that I would not like to go to Liverpool in January.

“Brendan Rodgers is in contact regularly. That makes me feel very good and wanted. And although I agreed to stay with Lille until the end of this season, if there was a chance of joining Liverpool sooner I would take it.

“I would love to move to Liverpool sooner rather than later. I am here at Lille, it is fine, they are a good club and they have helped me. But it is also frustrating. It is French football.

“I can’t wait to be playing in the Premier League because I can now see that it will suit me better.”

Lille boss Rene Girard recently said that the Ligue 1 side had no intention of letting Origi leave early.

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