Liverpool media round-up: Origi happy to be called upon; latest on Grujic deal

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool forward Divock Origi has said he would be happy to called upon by manager Jurgen Klopp if required, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Reds currently have two front-line strikers available in Origi and Christian Benteke - although Roberto Firmino has been playing in the central striker role as well.

Origi's form has improved somewhat in recent weeks in the absence of Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings and he could be in line for more opportunities over Christmas.

The 20-year-old said: “All you can do is give everything and then the coach makes the decision. The manager knew me from before and I try to play on my qualities in this system.

“He demands a lot as a coach but he is very good tactically so I am happy I can show my qualities. I am happy at this club - I am here for a reason. Whenever the team or coach needs me I am ready. I hope to be playing more from now.”

The Daily Mail reports that Liverpool are still in the running for Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic, with the report saying the 19-year-old is keen on a move to Anfield. 

The Reds have reportedly made a £4.3 million bid for the player but Bundesliga side Stuttgart are said to have made a £5million offer plus a bonus payment.

As part of their offer, Liverpool have said Grujic could remain in Belgrade on loan for the rest of the season.

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