The 26-year-old Belgian remains on the periphery of matters at Anfield and has previously been of interest to numerous Premier League clubs.
Origi has developed into a cult hero on Merseyside since arriving from Lille in 2014 for a reported £10million fee (BBC).
The report claims that the 31-cap ace is ‘regarded as a potential loan option’ in the North East as Howe attempts to steer the mega-rich club away from relegation.
Despite being a lesser-seen entity in the elite competitions, Origi has scored three times and added two assists in seven appearances this season.
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Whilst it would appear a case of when not if the Belgian forward leaves Anfield, it seems highly unlikely Jurgen Klopp would sanction a January departure without an adequate replacement.
Albeit littered with memorable moments, Origi’s 38 goals in 164 appearances as a Red don’t reflect well on the Oostende-born man.
Still unable to hold down a place as a reliable understudy to the frontline, Diogo Jota instantly usurped the ex-Lille man and there are calls for further attacking reinforcements.
Valued at £10.8million and out of contract at the end of the season (Transfermarkt), selling would be a wise option so long as there is an incoming option lined up.