Leeds United tipped as ideal destination for Liverpool cult hero

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Silly season is well and truly underway at Elland Road.

After cruising to promotion from the Championship, Leeds United have their sights set on a first campaign back in the Premier League for 16 years.

A lot has changed since the Whites' last top flight campaign, and that means that the club has some serious ground to make up.

Leeds will reportedly look to prioritise domestic talent as they prepare for the summer's transfer window.

While the likes of Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins and Ebere Eze all impressed during their time in the Championship, it's a top flight star who is now being linked.

Not only does he have experience competing in the Premier League, but also in getting his hands on the trophy.

That man is Divock Origi who could be an ideal addition for the Whites, according to Kevin Phillips.

The Belgian is a bit-part player in Liverpool's squad, and while he's enjoyed plenty of silverware over the last 12 months, he hasn't featured all that much.

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For the former Sunderland man, that could be a big enough reason for him to swap Anfield for a regular starting role at somewhere like Elland Road.

Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips said: “I do not think he would want to leave Liverpool and go to a team that could be scrapping for survival again next season but I could be wrong.

“Divock has been there for a while and he might be fed up with being on the fringes. He has won the Champions League and the Premier League and now he might just want to go and play football.

“When you go to somewhere like Villa or Leeds from Liverpool you expect to be playing virtually every game. That might be in the player’s thoughts.”

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

I'm not sure that this is one that has legs, but supporters can dream.

Should Divock Origi decide that he's sick of all of the success at Liverpool, a move to Leeds United would certainly be appealing.

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Seen as something of a cult hero at Anfield, the chance to be the main man at a club of the size of the Whites is a big pull, but for the striker I just can't see it happening.

Unless he decides that he needs regular first team football it would be foolish to leave the Reds when he is winning so much silverware.

Of course he'd like to feature more given how successful they are, I'm sure Origi will just be happy to be a part of it.

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