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2 reasons why Liverpool should let Origi go this summer

Champions League hero, Divock Origi is considering a long-term contract at Liverpool but wants more time on the pitch.

Liverpool fans will remember the incredible contributions the 24-year-old Belgian forward made last season. He scored 2 goals in the incredible comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final. As well as scoring the winning goal in the final, sealing the deal on Liverpool’s sixth European success.

However, Roberto Firmino made 48 appearances in all competitions last season, whilst Origi made only 21, mainly coming on off the bench. The Football Manc Cave now understand that Jurgen Klopp is keen on offering Origi a long-term contract with the Merseyside Reds.

The 4-3-3 formation with the famous forward three of Mo Salah, Firmino and Sadio Mané, it would be difficult for manager Klopp to promise more play time to Origi with the dominance he has with his current setup.

With this in mind, here are 2 reasons Klopp should let Origi leave this summer…

He could fetch a sweet penny

In 2014, Liverpool signed Origi from French side Lille for just north of £10million, a price he has more than lived up to. Since, he has had his ups and downs on loan spells, one on a return to Lille and another in Germany with Wolfsburg.

After being trusted to perform on the world’s biggest stage against the worlds biggest teams, the asking price for Origi could be easily quadrupled, if not more.

However, with one year left on his contract, Liverpool could see this promising striker walk alone through the exit doors of Anfield for free, after the upcoming 19/20 campaign, should his playing time not increase.

Bring in a bench warmer

It is clear that Origi is itching to get play time, but it would be near impossible to break through with the likes of Firmino in his position.

Firmino will turn 28 in the upcoming season, he could have 3-5 more years of the current form he is in. Meaning Origi would be a second choice striker until he is a similar age to what his Brazilian superior is now.

By selling Origi in the region of £40million, it would allow Klopp to introduce a striker who is happy to sit on the bench and play the role of ‘super-sub’.

Is Liverpool Youngster’s Link To Wigan Athletic a Good Move?

Wigan are interested in signing Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn on loan. The youngster is very highly rated at Melwood and looking for first-team football in the Championship next season.

The Welsh international was loaned to Sheffield United last campaign, however, featured just seven times. Nevertheless, they did win promotion and Chris Wilder is a manager that makes minimal changes to his starting 11. The Blades play direct football, and 4-4-2, which didn’t suit Woodburn who likes to play as a winger or directly behind the striker.

Harry Wilson scored 20 goals last season for Derby, also loaned out from Liverpool, showing they aren’t on their books for nothing. They are super talents and a massive part of their future. That’s a tip in itself, if Jurgen Klopp sees them as future starters, they must be pretty good. So yeah, get it done Cookie, we’ll have Woodburn, Wilson and Sadio Mane.

With Nick Powell departing, it’s looking like Josh Windass will be given an opportunity to prove his worth in the side. I’m happy with that, as long as we sign a Woodburn type player as a back-up. Signing Woodburn as a direct replacement for Powell would be a risk, considering he only played seven times last season. Powell was our most influential player, so we need his replacement to have an immediate impact and start scoring/creating goals from the off.

It wouldn’t be fair to pile all that pressure on Woodburn. Give Windass his long-awaited chance and ease the youngster into the squad. If he’s as good as Liverpool seem to think, then he’ll walk into our side. Cook is a scouser, so maybe that gives us an advantage. He was at the Champions League final, maybe he agreed a few deals with Mr Klopp over a celebratory glass of wine? Morsy’s not for sale, and too good for Liverpool.

Two Things New Signing From Liverpool Laura Coombs Will Bring To Man City Women

After 74 appearances and seven goals for Liverpool, Laura Coombs has decided to move on into a new adventure. That adventure is Man City.

The real question is, what can she bring to an already successful Man City side?

Bringing out the best in her new teammates

Coombs has plenty of experience behind her, the 28-year-old has represented Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and even played in America’s W League. When speaking to Man City about her new deal, she described herself as an “aggressive box-to-box midfielder.” Coombs should fit in perfectly with the already successful City team as she has played for England, and was part of the Chelsea side that won a league and cup double in 2015.

Former teammate, Gilly Flaherty describes Laura as “a real grafter” and said she would, “put the work in that other people don’t want to do.” This should give Nick Cushing the confidence in his new signing that she will get the job done and, hopefully, inspire her new teammates to fight for every ball and keep attacking throughout a game.

Champions League Title?

She’s already been a part of teams that have won leagues and cups, but there’s still room for improvement that Cushing’s side should be able to help her with.

When speaking to the press, Nick Cushing said, “she has the potential to be a top player and we are very excited to have Laura at Manchester City where we feel we can give her the opportunity to play at her highest level.” This sounds promising for the former Liverpool midfielder but fans of the blues will be wondering what their team could win next season.

After speaking to Man City upon signing her new contract, Laura explained how she had played a few games in the Champions League, but felt that joining City would be a step in the right direction of going further in the competition and hopefully winning the title.

Coombs made 27 appearances for Liverpool last season and with determination like this, it sounds like a hopeful season ahead for Laura and for the blues. If she has a good season, some more England caps may be on her way and with the right coaching, managing and teamwork, could City achieve a Champions League title?

Two Heavyweights Go The Distance and Man City Find One More KO Punch Over Liverpool

It’s been an incredible battle at the top of the table this season in the Premier League, with Manchester City and Liverpool going toe to toe for most of 2019.

Liverpool looked to put some distance between them and Peps men over Christmas, but the relentlessness of Manchester City meant that a hares breath separated the two teams on the final day.

I imagine several fans were nervous, and this was not helped by Liverpool getting an early goal or Brighton going ahead. Had we blown it…Had we heck.

If there is one man you want to get a ball to in front of goal it’s Sergio Aguero, and he scored a cool goal to get City level. Some shocking defending from Brighton helped Laporte pop with an excellent header, followed by a strike from Mahrez that was arguably his best moment of the season. A free kick Beckham would have been proud of saw City win, not only a game against a struggling side as expected but the League title.

The game as a whole was something of a metaphor for their whole season, going behind and leaving it nerve-wrackingly late to land the win.

All season city have been fantastic, less a few odd results losing to Crystal Palace and Newcastle. When they have got going they have been like a freight train, frankly unstoppable. Embodied again in the game against Brighton when they scored four in a show of strength and quality.

Perhaps the most incredible thing about a team winning the league with 98 points, and winning 14 games in a row is the manager doesn’t believe this team is “done.” Guardiola is a relentless perfectionist and thinks there is room for improvement in this side, which arguably on their day are the best in Europe. Perhaps fielding the best players in the world, in the likes of De Bruyne, Arguero and the player he improved beyond recognition, Sterling.

With this in mind City’s domination looks set to continue indefinitely, and it’s hard to see how the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Man United can catch up.

A thrilling end to a thrilling season, and the excitement keeps building for what’s to come.

Man City fans, is this season and back-to-back titles your best yet?