Barcelona are reportedly planning a January attempt to sign out of favour Liverpool striker Divock Origi

The 26-year-old Belgian has found regular game time a struggle so far this season at Anfield and could seek a move during the winter transfer window

Despite earning a surprise start in the UEFA Champions League opening night victory over AC Milan, Origi has only been used as a fleeting substitute in the Premier League. 

According to a report from Spanish publication Sport, as cited by Anfield Watch on Twitter, the Catalan giants could make a move for the Reds’ cult hero.

The report claims Barcelona have between £12-21million to strengthen their attacking options and Origi – whose contract expires at the start of next summer – could be the target.

So far this season the forward has started on just two occasions, once in Europe and once in the Carabao Cup, seeing just two minutes of league action. 

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Ironically, Origi’s finest hour in a Liverpool shirt perhaps came against Barcelona. 

Whilst Jurgen Klopp needs the attacking depth, the Belgian simply hasn’t provided sufficient backup all too often and a change is likely the best option for all parties. 

Valued at £10.8million and entering the final six months of a contract on Merseyside (Transfermarkt), Liverpool would be wise to accept bids from any interested parties in January. 

Furthermore, interest in a striker struggling to feature in England is perhaps a clear demonstration of Barcelona’s status right now.