What’s the story?
Having fallen down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp, it seems that Newcastle are among a number of clubs alerted to his potential availability in the summer transfer window.
The ex-Lille hitman has enjoyed a previous spell away from Anfield in the Bundesliga with VfL Wolfsburg on loan and was instrumental in Liverpool’s 2019 Champions League-winning season.
The £10 million 2014 signing is also noted in the report as only being open to a move elsewhere if he would be guaranteed to be a crucial starter for the club.
Origi has 19 goals in 100 appearances for the Reds, albeit mostly from the bench or as a rotational option.
Believed to be available for just £17 million and with plenty of years left ahead of him in his career, Origi’s proven record at club and European level could make him a shrewd acquisition.
He could partner Callum Wilson in a two-striker system to deadly effect, though he would clearly need to be accommodated with Newcastle’s top league scorer to be kept happy.