Liverpool Confirm Departure of 7 Players Including Beloved Cult Hero Divock Origi

Liverpool Confirm Departure of 7 Players Including Beloved Cult Hero Divock Origi

  • Liverpool has officially released a list of seven players who have left the club upon the expiry of their contracts
  • Among them is cult hero Divock Origi, who is set to join AC Milan on a free transfer
  • Origi leaves Liverpool a hero, after spending eight seasons at the club where he won the Premier League and Champions League

Liverpool has announced the departure of seven players for free, including one of their cult heroes Divock Origi.

Origi is arguably the biggest name in the list of latest departures, and his eight-year spell as a Liverpool player officially comes to an end.

Origi, AC Milan, FA Cup
Divock Origi leaves Liverpool after his contract ran out. He is set to join Serie A giants AC Milan. Photo: Getty.
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In a statement, Liverpool confirmed Origi’s exit, saying:

"Divock Origi will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June.
"Thank you for an incredible eight years of service and leaving us with so many special memories.”

The 27-year old Belgian will certainly live long in the memories of Liverpool fans’ hearts for his tendency to find a goal for his side in crucial moments.

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Perhaps the 2018/2019 season was one of his best in a Liverpool shirt, as he scored three important and memorable goals for Liverpool in three different competitions.

He scored in the Merseyside derby against Everton at the last minute just when the game was meandering towards a draw, and also bagged a memorable clincher against a Lionel Messi-led Barcelona in the Champions League to complete a remarkable comeback.

Finally, he was on the score sheet against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final against Tottenham.

In his 175 appearances for Liverpool, mostly from the bench, he managed to find the net 41 times.

Other Liverpool departures

Liverpool also confirmed six other players would be leaving the club including Loris Karius, Sheyi Ojo and Ben Woodburn.

Lesser-known youngsters Youngsters Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Luis Longstaff and Sean Wilson will also leave the club upon expiry of their contracts.

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Lampard names 2 players he wants Everton to sign

In other news in Merseyside, Frank Lampard has identified two potential targets for Everton ahead of the summer transfer window.

Everton barely survived relegation last campaign, and Lampard will be looking to bolster his squad ahead of his first full season in charge of the Toffees.

The Toffees boss is reportedly keen to strengthen his midfield and now wants to sign Chelsea's Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour.

Source: Sports Brief News