Divock Origi’s temporary Liverpool exit was confirmed on transfer deadline day as he joined Wolfsburg on loan.
The Belgium international striker had fallen behind summer signing Dominic Solanke in the pecking order and hadn’t started a game for Liverpool this season.
With Danny Ings’ return edging closer and Daniel Sturridge in contention alongside first-choice striker Roberto Firmino, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp decided Origi would benefit from regular football away from Anfield.
Premier League clubs Newcastle and Tottenham were keen on Origi but Liverpool’s preference was that he went abroad, and the striker will now link up with the Bundesliga side.
The ECHO understands that there is no option for the Germans to buy Origi at the end of the loan.
Fans across social media generally believe the move to be a good one for both player and club, and feel the switch will help reinvigorate 22-year-old Origi for next season.