Liverpool may be about to make an incredibly short-sighted decision – our take

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According to Fotospor, Liverpool have had talks with Fenerbahce over a possible departure from Anfield for Divock Origi.

Origi is a player Liverpool have reportedly been looking to change all summer, and now they have the chance to sell him.

At first glance, this looks like a boost for the Reds, but in our opinion, selling Origi to Fenerbahce could be a very short-sighted decision.

ULTIMATE XI of players signed this summer



ULTIMATE XI of players signed this summer





As we all know the England transfer window is closed, and if Origi is sold Liverpool will be even shorter in an area where they don’t have much depth in the first place.

The Reds should know better than any other club how an injury crisis can cripple a team, and if a few of their forwards fall, they’ll have to call on Origi.

Take into account that the Africa Cup of Nations will rule out Sadio Mane and Mo Salah for almost a month later in the season, and you can start to see how important Origi is to Liverpool’s depth.

Yes, the Reds have Harvey Elliott and Takumi Minamino, but neither of those two are as proven at the highest level as Origi.

Should the Reds sell Origi? Eventually, they probably should, but moving it just a few days after the transfer window closes would be ridiculous as they just wouldn’t be able to replace it.

If Origi does end up moving to Fenerbahce before the Turkish window closes, that would be a very short-sighted call from Anfield outfit.

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