Steve Nicol got it wrong about Divock Origi future

Divock Origi of Liverpool and Inigo Lekue of Athletic Club battle for possession during the Pre Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Aviva Stadium on August 5, 2017...

Divock Origi has left Liverpool for VfL Wolfsburg on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day.

Divock Origi of Liverpool reacts during the Pre Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Aviva Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.

Divock Origi has left Liverpool for VfL Wolfsburg in the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old striker has joined the German club on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day.

According to Sky Sports, Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg will pay Premier League club Liverpool a loan fee in the region of £6 million in order to secure the services of the Belgium international.

Divock Origi of Liverpool attempts a shot at goal during the Pre Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Aviva Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.

It has also been reported that the Wolves are also going to cover the 22-year-old’s wages for the 2017-18 campaign.

Origi joined Liverpool from Lille in the summer of 2014 for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £10 million and was immediately sent out on loan to the French club for the 2014-15 campaign.

The Belgium international striker has struggled to establish himself in the Liverpool starting lineup for the past two seasons, and his move to Wolfsburg on loan does not come as a surprise.

Divock Origi of Liverpool holds off Sonny Bradley of Plymouth Argyle during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Plymouth Argyle and Liverpool at Home Park on January 18,...

Steve Nicol, though, will probably be surprised, as the Liverpool legend expected Origi to remain at Anfield this season.

Speaking ahead of Origi’s move to Wolfsburg, while admitting that he understands why the striker would want to leave Liverpool, Nicol told ESPN FC: “Unfortunately for him, Liverpool need a squad this year, fighting on four different fronts.

“As much as Origi would love to go and as much as it would be great for Origi, it's not going to happen. I don’t see it.”

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