KEY POINTS

  • Divock Origi is contracted with Liverpool until 2022
  • He played only 17 matches last season
  • He joined Liverpool back in 2014

Wolves have reportedly submitted an official bid for Divock Origi, one of Liverpool's Champions League heroes in 2018-19.

Wolves have approached Liverpool with a bid worth $14 million, according to Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur.

Liverpool, however, have labeled Origi with a fee of around $28 million, reported The Athletic.

Origi made crucial contributions in Liverpool's Champions League campaign in the 2019-20 season, scoring in the semi-final and final. He netted a brace in Liverpool's historic 4-0 win over Barcelona in the second leg of the last-four clash at Anfield before scoring in his side's 2-0 win in the final over Tottenham that handed Liverpool their sixth Champions League trophy.

That aside, the Belgian winger has struggled to cement his place in Liverpool's regular starting XI in the six seasons at Anfield. Despite the mixed form of Liverpool's front three last season, Origi played only 17 matches, across all competitions, featuring in the starting XI only five times.

Origi has been linked with a move away from Liverpool quite a few times over the last few months with Leeds, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Wolves and Club Brugge believed to be interested in signing the 26-year-old center-forward.

It was earlier reported that the arrival of Diogo Jota could force Origi to switch to Brugge during the 2021 January window. However, that move never happened and the young winger remained at Liverpool despite getting a few less game time. As a result, he failed to make it to Belgium's squad for recently-ended Euros 2020.

Divock Origi Divock Origi celebrates with teammates after putting Liverpool in front against Borussia Dortmund. Photo: Getty Images

Origi, who has just one year left on his current contract, had a conversation with Jurgen Klopp regarding his future at Liverpool back in December.

“For me it is always about evolving and where that progression ends we don’t really know. I worked off my gut feeling and my gut feeling was to stay. When I make a decision, I just go with it. If I start doubting something, it is not good. We had discussions with the club and obviously, there were some other talks, internally with the management. But to grow my career, I knew what I needed to do. I just had to go back to that feeling. It was generally just me making the decision,” Origi, who is currently a part of Liverpool's ongoing pre-season, said in an interview.