Divock Origi has revealed that he would love to have his season-long loan spell at Lille cut short to begin his career at Liverpool this January.
Origi joined Liverpool from Lille in the summer for £9.8 million, but was immediately loaned back out to the French Ligue 1 outfit for the duration of 2014/15.
There has been much speculation as to whether the Reds will look to bring the 19-year-old striker’s debut forward after their poor start to the season.
“Maybe January, who knows?” Origi is quoted in The Guardian as saying.
“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.”
Origi has made 11 league appearances for Lille this season, scoring three times and creating nine chances, according to Squawka.
UPDATE: Origi has now tweeted clarifying that he will not be leaving Lille for Liverpool early.
Hi guys,I just wanted to clarify after today's press reports that I will continue to give my all &100% for Lille over the coming months(1/2)
and I am very much looking forward to joining Liverpool from next season.(2/2)