Brendan Rodgers has confirmed on talkSPORT that Divok Origi’s loan spell with Lille is unlikely to be cut short.
Speaking on Monday, the Liverpool manager confirmed that although there had been some talks about his future, the original agreement will be seen out.
“There was a few discussions in January," Rodgers stated, "just to see where it was at in terms of Divok but the likelihood is that he will stay with Lille.”
Rodgers hails Origi
Speaking glowingly of the Belgium international, Rodgers claimed that Origi has the quality to thrive in the Premier League.
“He’s an exciting young talent," the Liverpool boss added. "He’s got everything, he’s got good feet, he’s fast, he can play from the side, his stature, everything is set up for him to come to the Premier League."
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Rodgers backs Liverpool's top-four hopes
The Northern Irishman believes that Liverpool currently have enough forward players to reach the top four. The club have been impressed by Borini and Balotelli's determination to remain at the Merseyside club.
Speaking before the Liverpool’s Capital One cup meeting with Chelsea Rodgers said of Borini: “He's never given up in his time here. He's shown great personality to persevere. If they're working hard in training they will get a chance.”
The Italian strike'rs determination to remain as well as Sturridge’s impending return from persistent injury that has hampered his season has coincided with an upturn in form, the victory over Aston Villa having extended their unbeaten run to eight games.
Divock Origi, who recently sustained an injury, has scored four goals in 22 appearances in all competitions.