Divock Origi, who’s set to be benched for the Champions League final, says his Liverpool future is “a question for the coach and the club”. The Belgian’s brilliant performance in the semi-final second-leg against Barcelona has seen him granted hero status at Anfield, but Origi won’t reflect on his achievements until after Saturday’s final with Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
Responding to speculation he could drop back to the bench to make way for the fit-again Roberto Firmino, he said: “We’ll see. By the way, I don’t think much about the semi-finals anyway – I’ve had some more impressive moments in my career. “As a player you also have to always be ready for the next match and that is Tottenham. I just want to play as much as possible. After this season, there is plenty of time to sit down and think, ‘What have I done?’.”
The 24-year-old striker has one year left on his Anfield contract and will certainly attract bids for his services this summer – while a new deal is surely on the table. However, he refused to get into the subject when asked about it in an interview with a Belgian newspaper. “That’s a good question for the coach and the club,” Origi told Het Laatste Nieuws.