Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has denied claims that Lille striker Divock Origi will be returning to the Premier League side in January.
He had the following to say in yesterday’s press conference:
“The young player we signed last summer, it was always on the understanding that he had to stay at Lille. I’ve seen reports that he’ll be coming back early but that was never the case. When we signed the player, it was one of the main reasons we were able to sign him — he would have to stay at Lille for this season. The deal was put in place quite clearly in the summer that he would stay at Lille for the season, and then we would get him after that. As far as I’m concerned, that’s still the case.”