Liverpool unlikely to recall Origi from loan spell at Lille

Divock Origi is spending the rest of the season on loan at Lille from Liverpool. 

Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers has revealed Liverpool are unlikely to recall Divock Origi from his loan spell at Lille.

Liverpool signed Origi last July, but it was agreed that the striker would remain with Lille on loan for the season – but reports circulated he could return to Anfield ahead of schedule to bolster the club’s strikeforce.

However, with Daniel Sturridge closing in on his long-awaited return to action and having recalled Jordon Ibe from his loan spell with Derby County, Rodgers expects Origi to stay put in January.

"That was the original deal [for the player to remain with Lille this season]," Rodgers told talkSPORT.

"There were a few discussions between the clubs in January to see where it was at, but the likelihood is he’ll stay at Lille."

Rodgers went on to reiterate his excitement at the prospect of welcoming Origi, who rose in prominence during the World Cup in Brazil last year, to Anfield ahead of next season.

"I think he’s a real exciting young talent – you saw him in the World Cup," he added. "He’s got everything… he’s suited to the Premier League.

"He can play through the middle or on the side. Everything is set up for him to come here and do well."

YOU'RE THE BOSS

FOX Soccer and Goal.com have teamed up to bring you the best in world soccer coverage. Visit Goal.com, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

More from Goal.com:

Live transfer blog: Latest news from summer window

The summer’s most expensive transfers

Transfer talk: 24/7 source for the latest rumors