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CONFIRMED – Divock Origi completes AC Milan move

AC Milan have swooped in to complete the signing of Divock Origi on a free transfer, after his Liverpool contract expired at the end of last season.

Origi’s move to San Siro has been common knowledge for some time, with the Serie A champions positioning themselves for the Belgian’s signature earlier this year.

The striker, who has signed a four-year deal, will compete for a starting spot alongside the likes of Olivier Giroud, Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao in attack.

Forty-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also still at the club, but it remains to be seen whether he will continue his playing career after undergoing knee surgery last month.

Origi leaves Liverpool having scored 41 goals in 175 appearances, his most notable coming in Liverpool’s Champions League final victory against Tottenham in 2019.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 7, 2019: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the fourth goal with team-mate Virgil van Dijk during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Barcelona at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool wouldn’t have even reached the final if it wasn’t for his iconic brace in their legendary semi-final comeback against Barcelona.

Origi’s time at Anfield will also be remembered for some crucial goals in the Premier League and cup competitions, as well as his impressive goal record against Everton.

He scored six goals in 18 appearances for Liverpool last season, with just five of those starts, and will be hoping for more regular game time in Italy.

Despite his struggle for match action, Klopp is still in no doubt about the legacy Origi has left behind at Liverpool.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 22, 2022: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp embraces Divock Origi after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“He is a world-class striker, he is a legend and will stay a legend forever,” Klopp told Sky Sports after his goal in April’s Merseyside derby.

“He doesn’t always make the squad which is ridiculous, but he is there when we need him every time.”

New £85 million signing Darwin Nunez has already taken the No. 27 shirt that Origi vacated after his departure.

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