Why Divock Origi could be the man to benefit from Liverpool's busy summer

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Origi was signed last summer from Lille but loaned back to the club as part of the deal.

With another busy summer at Anfield, it is easy to forget they signed someone last summer who has yet to feature at all in a Liverpool shirt.

Liverpool bought Divock Origi last summer from Lille in a deal that would reportedly rise to around £10 million, and as part of the deal they loaned him back to the Ligue 1 side.

There was even some clamour from fans during the midway point of last season for the Belgian to arrive at the club in January because of repeated injuries to Daniel Sturridge and the three other strikers Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini all failing to make a mark at the club. 

Following a disappointing season for Origi, where he featured in L'Equipe's ever controversial worst XI for the season, as per ESPN, there is very little pressure on him to perform - at least compared to the midway point of last season when Liverpool were in desperate need of a potent force in the final third. 

So far Liverpool have signed Danny Ings from Burnley, while there is a lot of talk about another forward coming into the club - notably Christian Benteke - but the £29 million signing of Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim is expected to take a lot of the burden off the shoulders of the forwards. 

Liverpool fans have waited for a while to see Origi in action and will be keen to see what he can bring to the side both in the short and medium term. 

But arriving without much fanfare with other players capturing the headlines may just suit the youngster before the start of his Liverpool career. 

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