07 Feb 2018 12:12:06
Ed001/ Ed002

Are either of you aware of Origi's situation at Wolfsburg? Is he wanting to come back or stay on beyond the current loan? On the other side of that, do Wolfsburg want him beyond this season? Are they happy with him? Have LFC been keeping tabs/ communication with said player/ loan club regarding this?

Thanks in advance,

Kev Bennett.

{Ed002's Note - Wolfsburg would like to buy him in the summer, or strike a loan to buy deal, and the player is open to staying in Germany if he does not have a future at Liverpool (ideally as a starter). Right now I expect that his long-term future will be away from Liverpool.}

1.) 07 Feb 2018
07 Feb 2018 12:37:59

Also out of interest Ed002, can a club turn a standard loan into a loan to buy off the back of a 'normal' loan? Or would a club (say Wolfsburg for example) have to take a second loan which would be under a loan to buy agreement?

And thank you for your reply Ed002/ The Oracle/ Rodeo Clown.

{Ed002's Note - There would no need to change the existing loan from a loan to one with an option to buy if both clubs would agree - it makes no sense. A second loan makes sense if Liverpool are not sure or wish to keep him but cannot assure playing time next season.}

2.) 07 Feb 2018
07 Feb 2018 13:01:04
Makes sense.

Thanks Ed, your vast knowledge is always appreciated.

3.) 07 Feb 2018
07 Feb 2018 17:05:42
Unfortunately the player did not/ was not allowed the progress he needed. I would be happy if we allowed him to leave with a buy back clause like Ibe.

4.) 07 Feb 2018
07 Feb 2018 22:49:21
Shame really because I think if we'd of persevered with him, he could've been pretty good for us. Having said this, Origi or Firmino? it's a no brainer therefore I do understand why we loaned him out but for me he should've stayed and been rotated a little bit, he's still young. But what do I know. Personally I think it should've been Sturridge out before Origi because Origi has the potential there, Sturridge was never going to be anything special again. You watch Sturridge turn it on now I've said that lol.

5.) 08 Feb 2018
08 Feb 2018 02:35:49
I think Ings needs to prove he can impact off the bench in the next 3 months. if he can’t then we someone who can, and I wouldn’t mind Firmino, Origi and Solanke as our three strikers for next season. I suspect for Origis own sake though a regular starting spot at Wolfsburg makes more sense for his career.

6.) 08 Feb 2018
08 Feb 2018 08:06:01
Given firmino's our number one striker, you can't really give enough minutes to origi and solanke, it's one or the other I think.

7.) 08 Feb 2018
08 Feb 2018 17:07:43
Yes Firmane and it should have been Origi.

Solanke is mediocre.

8.) 08 Feb 2018
08 Feb 2018 19:01:36
Ron I agree origi should be given minutes ahead of solanke just like Ings should be given minutes before solanke but I feel it’s unfair to call him mediocre, after all he’s only a young lad who’s making the transition into the main team. In my opinion he needs using in the lower league cup games or bringing on once we’re outplaying certain sides with a comfortable goal lead. Hopefully him and Brewster reach their potential.

9.) 09 Feb 2018
09 Feb 2018 00:22:58
If you want to compete for top spot you need at least two strikers that can change the game. Your second still needs to be someone that comes on and the opposition feels worried about the new threat rather than feeling your attack has been weakened.

City has both Aguero and Jesus, Utd have Lukaku, Martial, not to mention Sanchez, Rashford and Ibrahimovic. Chelsea were weakest with only Morata (but now have Giroud), Arsenal have Lacazette and now Aubameyang. Only Tottenham are really weak in the no.2 spot but who cares when you have Kane?

I’m sorry but as much as I like Solanke he has yet to prove that he can be that impact player, so until he does he’s third choice for me and gets minutes in cups, games we’ve already scored a couple in (he’s a good hold up player), and maybe the odd lower side in the league.

We need a real threat off the bench, whether that’s Ings (i like him but have my doubts) or someone else. I wouldn’t even mind if our threat was a wide player and Salah was used upfront from time to time, but it has to be a goal scorer.

10.) 09 Feb 2018
09 Feb 2018 10:17:14
Should be Origi IMO.