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Origi’s prospective Sh3billion move to Dortmund collapses

Liverpool striker Divock Origi is likely to stay at the English club until January at the very least despite falling out of favour with coach Jurgen Klopp. has reported that Liverpool has turned down a move to loan the player to Borussia Dortmund and instead prefers selling him permanently.

Origi, meanwhile, is said to have rejected the chance to join Wolves earlier this month despite the two clubs agreeing on an initial 22 million pounds (about Sh3 billion) transfer fees.

The Reds, who have made a perfect start to the 2018/2019 English Premier League campaign, had been in negotiations with the German club for the Belgian international whose father Mike Okoth is Kenyan.


Dortmund, who were incidentally also linked with Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama last month, are said to be unwilling to meet Liverpool’s asking price and have instead turned their attention to Barcelona front man Paco Alcacer.

Origi spent last season on loan in the Bundesliga at Wolfsburg but endured a difficult campaign, scoring six times in 33 appearances, a return that saw him miss out on an opportunity to represent Belgium at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

Origi has also fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool. He is currently behind Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Xherdan Shaqiri  and Daniel Solanke on the list of preferred strikers at the club.

Origi is yet to feature for the club in the two league outings played so far in the new season.