Liverpool favorites to sign Lille striker Origi, according to father

Divock Origi was one of Belgium's leading lights at the World Cup. 

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Divock Origi’s father has confirmed that Liverpool are firm favourites to land the Belgian and he hopes his future will be resolved by Monday.

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Liverpool are locked in talks with Lille over a deal that will see the striker loaned back to the Ligue 1 side next season.

The 19-year-old forward, who impressed at this summer’s World Cup finals, is due to fly to the United States this week for a medical with Liverpool, who are on a pre-season training camp in Boston.

"The deal isn’t done yet. Liverpool is still the most concrete option," Mike Origi told Mediahuis.

"There’s another team that shows interest. We want to take a decision soon. On Monday, Divock is expected back for their first training session.

"We would like to have everything wrapped before that day."