Origi goal could be great news for Rangers amid Dominic Solanke links

Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 02, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Glasgow Rangers are reportedly hoping to bring Dominic Solanke to Ibrox during the January transfer window.

Rangers' English manager Steven Gerrard awaits kick off in the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Villarreal at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on November 29,...

With Rangers now top of the Scottish Premiership table and one win away from reaching the knockout stages of the Europa League, January appears set to be a massive month for Steven Gerrard's side.

There are still concerns in some areas perhaps, but the Gers will be in a fantastic position should they manage to add a couple of marquee signings next month.

 

One player that Gerrard appears to have his eye on is Dominic Solanke, with The Scottish Sun reporting that Rangers are taking on four Premier League sides to land the Liverpool striker on loan

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However, while Solanke - who earns £25,000-a-week, according to Spotrac - has a long queue of clubs interested in signing him when the window opens, it had appeared that Jurgen Klopp may block any potential exit.

The Daily Mail reported last month that Klopp was prepared to give Solanke a chance to fight for a first-team spot this season, while Divock Origi could be sold.

Dominic Solanke of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield on May 13, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

But perhaps after Sunday's Merseyside derby, that stance may have changed and the path may now be clear for Solanke to leave on loan in January.

It was, of course, Origi who scored the decisive goal at Anfield as he anticipated that Virgil van Dijk's ambitious volley may not be as much of a lost cause as the Dutchman clearly thought it was.

Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 02, 2018 in Liverpool,...

The goal will do wonders for Origi's confidence and perhaps may prove to be a turning point in his Reds career. Admittedly, it may also prove to be a goal that makes him more appealing to potential suitors and gives Liverpool the chance to ask for more money.

But if Klopp now considers Origi to be ahead of Solanke in the pecking order, then that must boost Rangers' hopes of getting a game-changing deal done in January given that he was ready to sell the Belgian as recently as last month. 

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