In a France Football poll, in which 29,511 people took part, Divock Origi was voted the second most overpriced player in the country.
The 19-year-old, who scored four in his first nine games for Lille, was named by 4,132 voters as the most overpriced player in France, beating the likes of Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Digne and Lyon’s Yoann Gourcuff to second place.
Although the most overpriced player as voted by the supporters hasn’t been revealed yet, the Belgian will undoubtedly be disappointed to reach the heights of second in the voting after his impressive start.
The forward set the league alight in August and September as he quickly climbed the highest goalscorers chart with four in his first nine games. However, after his initial spell of good form, he then went 21 games without netting a single goal.
In the past month, the Belgian has returned to goalscoring form and has netted four goals in his last four games, with his latest coming in a 3-1 home win over Reims. So, he has shown enough character to at least try and finish the season on a high.
Does Origi have a place in the Liverpool first-team next season?
At 19, it would be no huge disappointment for the youngster if he was to be sent out on loan again.
Although he is a full international with Belgium, Brendan Rodgers will be looking at Origi as a long-term investment and should be wary about throwing him in the deep end as soon as he returns to the club.
A move to a lower-placed Premier League side on loan does seem ideal as it’s important for him to get a taste of what life is like in England and show that he is capable of becoming a top striker in the division later in his career.