Divock Origi would be open to staying at Liverpool beyond the summer, but his agent has revealed talks with Turkish Super Lig club Besiktas.
Origi spent last season on loan with VfL Wolfsburg, but endured a tough time in Germany, scoring just seven times in 36 appearances as his side battled relegation.
Having played under three different managers in Andries Jonker, Martin Schmidt and Bruno Labbadia there is certainly an explanation for his struggle at the Volkswagen Arena.
With Jurgen Klopp short of options in attack throughout the campaign beyond Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, however, it was unclear as to why Origi was even loaned out.
But he now faces an uncertain future, after being left out of the Belgium squad for the World Cup and with no clarity over his role on Merseyside.
Origi is set for talks with Klopp during pre-season, and speaking to Turkish outlet A Spor the striker’s agent explained how he is keeping his options open, including a possible move to Besiktas:
“For me that it was a mistake for Divock to go to the Wolfsburg.
“Klopp will now make a decision on him. If he wants him to stay, then Divock will stay or if he wants him to leave then Divock will leave.
“We are not looking to leave on loan again. We want to go a team that has made plans for him.
“In that regard, we’ve also spoken with Besiktas.”
In each of his two previous campaigns with the Reds, Origi has hit double figures in terms of goals, scoring 10 in 34 games in 2015/16 and 11 in 43 in 2016/17.
Throughout his time with Liverpool he has averaged a goal or assist every 133 minutes, which is certainly not a poor record for a player who only turned 23 in April.
His pace, agility, fierce shooting power and versatility made him a useful option for Klopp, while his ability to press from the front is largely underrated.
He could have provided Klopp with a quality alternative to Firmino during the closing months of the season, with both Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke struggling to fill the void.
It still seems unlikely he will return to take up a regular role at Liverpool next season, though he is expected to be given the chance to impress during pre-season.
As early interest from Besiktas proves, he won’t be short of suitors if Klopp opts to cash in on a player whose contract expires in 2019.