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Why Liverpool need to send Origi back to Lille on loan

The deal for Liverpool to sign Divock Origi looks to be close to completion, but Liverpool need to send him back to Lille on loan for his development.

Yesterday, pictures emerged of Lille OSC striker Divock Origi arriving at Liverpool's Melwood training complex.

It looks like a deal is close and Origi should become a Liverpool player for around £10 million. Now, to secure the player's future the first thing Liverpool need to do is loan the striker back to Lille for another season.

After watching him at the World Cup for Belgium, Liverpool fans will be excited to see what the 19-year-old forward can do when he swaps Lille red for Liverpool red, but he is far from the finished article. Right now a loan move would be the best deal for all parties.

Although he was the only player in Ligue 1 aged under 21 years old to score five league goals, he only managed to start 12 games for LOSC last season.

His first start came in the season opener against Lorient at the Stade Pierre Mauroy and the young striker scored the only goal of the game as Lille won 1-0.

Better moments came after the January break when he scored vital goals against Evian, Sochaux and Monaco to help Lille secure third place in the league.

That third place finish gives Lille a chance at playing in the Champions League this season, they must play through two play-off rounds before the group stage. At least one win would secure them football in the Europa League, the perfect breeding ground for Origi.

There is a huge chance that Salomon Kalou will leave Lille this summer, and then it will leave Origi the chance to play significant minutes every week, more minutes than he would get at Liverpool.

He is already settled in the area and has come through the youth system in northern France.

To aid his development at Liverpool another 12 months at Lille would be perfect for everyone.

Origi has the raw tools to be an absolutely huge success at Liverpool, but like so many young players, if he doesn't get to play football now, it could postpone that development.

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