Liverpool Champions League hero linked with surprise move to Real Betis

Real Betis have reportedly identified Liverpool forward Divock Origi as a potential summer signing.

Having initially started the campaign out of Jurgen Klopp’s plans, Origi ended the season by scoring crucial goals against Newcastle United and Barcelona, as well as a late strike against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.

Origi remains with just one year left on his contract, though, and it leaves Liverpool vulnerable to losing the Belgium international on a free transfer next summer.

According to Estadio Deportivo, Real may be prepared to provide Origi with a fresh challenge, despite Liverpool allegedly being keen to keep the attacker at the club this season.

However, it remains unclear whether Betis would be prepared to meet Origi’s wage demands at a time when the 24-year-old will not be short of admirers.