A selection of the latest news involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.
Liverpool striker Divock Origi has said he would like to move to Merseyside sooner rather than later, and wants to move to Merseyside in January according to reports.
Origi was signed by the Reds for £10 million in the summer but was loaned back to the Ligue 1 club as part of the deal, but it seems both the club and the player would like him to link up with the club in the January transfer window.
The 19-year-old is quoted, saying: “Maybe January, who knows? It is not me who makes the decisions but if the club choose to let me go in January I would go. I would like to join Liverpool then. I said that I would stay for the whole season and I wish to remain honourable in that, of course, but if there was a decision by the clubs, I would not say that I would not like to go to Liverpool in January.
“Brendan Rodgers is in contact regularly. That makes me feel very good and wanted. And although I agreed to stay with Lille until the end of this season, if there was a chance of joining Liverpool sooner I would take it.
“I would love to move to Liverpool sooner rather than later. I am here at Lille, it is fine, they are a good club and they have helped me. But it is also frustrating. It is French football. I can’t wait to be playing in the Premier League because I can now see that it will suit me better.”
The Guardian has reported that Liverpool are prepared to pay an extra fee to allow the Belgian to arrive at the club ahead of schedule.
Liverpool's under-21 boss Michael Beale has been full of praise for Brendan Rodgers for the way he treats young players and gives them a chance at the club.
Beale told the Liverpool Echo: “I speak to a lot of under-21 coaches and they are finding it hard to keep their players motivated because they can’t get near the first-team.
“Ours is completely different. Brendan is under the same amount of pressure but they get in and they get close.
“They get in squads and what people won’t have seen is that Brendan had two under-16s train with the side at the Bernabeu the night before the game."