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Rodgers cools Origi rumours

January 19, 2015 16:03:48 UK

Brendan Rodgers has poured cold water on the prospect of Divock Origi moving to Liverpool on a permanent basis this month.

The Reds signed the 19-year-old Belgium international last summer but agreed to loan him back to Lille for the 2014/15 season.

Because Daniel Sturridge remains sidelined, there had been talk of Liverpool ending Origi’s loan agreement with the French side but Rodgers insists that will not be happening.

He’s really looking forward to coming here, but he just needs to finish off the season there.

Brendan Rodgers

“That was the original deal,” he told talkSPORT. “There were a few discussions in January between the clubs, but it was merely to see where it was at in terms of Divock. But the likelihood is that he will stay at Lille.

“He is a really exciting young talent – you saw him at the World Cup. He has got everything suited for the Premier League; he is fast, got great feet, is tactically very good and works very hard.

“He can play through the middle or from the side. His stature and everything is set up for him to come to the Premier League and he’s a really good kid as well, very humble and wants to work well. His father was a very good player as well, a national team player.

“He’s really looking forward to coming here, but he just needs to finish off the season there. We’ll get him in the summer and he’s another exciting young player.”

Sturridge has not featured for the Reds since August due to injury, but Rodgers has suggested he could to return to action later this month.

Liverpool are 5.00 to win the Capital One Cup outright, while Chelsea are 1.83. Tottenham can be backed at 3.50 and Sheffield United are 34.00.

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