Sam Allardyce believes Newcastle United should make a move to sign forgotten Liverpool striker Divock Origi
Our former manager thinks now is the time for the Belgian to move on after seven years on Merseyside, with Origi playing just twice in the league this season.
Despite his time at the Reds being spent mostly on the bench, he is a cult hero at Anfield – mainly down to his epic brace against Barcelona in the semi-final and bagging in the final when they won the Champions League in 2019.
A tall, strong and mobile striker who can bring others into play could appeal to Eddie Howe, who often played Callum Wilson and Josh King up top during his Bournemouth days.
Here’s what big Sam told SportBible when asked who we should look to sign in January:
“I’ve always thought Origi needs to leave Liverpool.
“And budget-wise, he’d probably be a lot cheaper than a Harry Kane, for example.
“Even though he’s done a brilliant job for Liverpool, he needs to be a first-team player every week. Perhaps Newcastle could give him that opportunity to flourish.”
He is a quality player; certainly one that is good enough to get a game at Newcastle right now.
I wrote this article back in January urging us to buy Origi. My view since hasn’t changed as I would to see us go in for him in January.