Will Divock Origi be an even worse signing than Dejan Lovren?

The Liverpool forward has made a poor start to life at Anfield.

After the summer of 2014, Liverpool fans were left severely underwhelmed by their horrid transfer business. The summer of 2015 brought improvement but still, as is slowly being revealed, far too many squad players who simply don't add anything to the first team. In many ways, a watered down version of 2014.

But when it comes to the worst signing of that summer, many always pointed to Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren.

How about Divock Origi?

The Belgian was signed for £10 million, according to BBC Sport, and, after spending last season on loan at Lille and being voted into Ligue 1's Worst Team of the Year, the Liverpool Echo among others are now reporting that the Reds will loan Origi out yet again.

He has looked very poor indeed up front for Liverpool and, while he is young, quality players tend to show far more than he has so far.

Anthony Martial came in from Ligue 1 and his first action was to show what a young striker can really do - ironically against Liverpool. When has Origi ever shown glimpses of even coming close to such a moment?

The 20-year-old is very much in the same position as Lazar Markovic, another young forward who money was splashed on but hasn't yet worked out. At least he showed glimpses - and even the ever-struggling Lovren, though far more expensive, has had okay moments in a red shirt.

The worst thing is, of course, Liverpool actually need him. All some pundits seem to say is give Brendan Rodgers time. Time for what? It's almost as though Rodgers has only bought the likes of Origi and Markovic deliberately to able to say they will do well if you give them time, therefore give me time. But the Reds need a good, young forward up front right now.

Football isn't about doing the same thing over and over again and pretending it'll be better or different next time around. As Albert Einstein once said, that's the definition of madness.

As ever, Liverpool's by now infamous scouting system looks to have been shown up again. Was the Origi signing simply a case of seeing a player look okay in a World Cup (possibly only on TV) and spending millions of pounds on him? It certainly looks like it right now...

And Origi's lack of quality makes him a strong candidate to be considered one of the Reds' worst buys in years - rivaling Lovren.

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