Pundit predicts departures for ‘not good enough’ Liverpool duo
Liverpool are preparing for the departure of attacking duo Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
The former Premier League striker believes that the Reds have sufficiently bolstered their attacking ranks with the capture of Luis Diaz to spell the end for the pair.
Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor tipped both Origi and Minamino to move on in the summer window.
They probably are looking at life after Mo Salah and Sadio Mane do go. But Liverpool have probably looked at Man City who have Mahrez, Jesus, Grealish, Sterling, Foden so why should they only have three top attackers? Why can’t they have four or five? That’s what they’ve got. They’ve got Mane, Salah, Jota, Firmino, Diaz and that’s what they need. They are in a lot of competitions still. It’s going to give Klopp a chance to rotate with better quality. Origi and Minamino are not good enough. For me, their time is up at the club, goodbye.
The 35-year-old went on to describe the signing of 33-cap Colombian winger Diaz as a ‘great move’ from the Anfield club.
Prior to making the switch to Merseyside, the 25-year-old ace scored 16 times and registered six assists in 28 appearances across all competitions for Porto this term.
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It’s true, Jurgen Klopp currently has an unprecedented level of riches in the attacking department.
Those options could prove extremely useful as the Reds continue to fight on all four fronts this term and in the main, attempt to chase down Manchester City.
Exactly how the German manager utilises the newfound depth will make for intriguing viewing, in particular, the game time split between Mane and Diaz as both predominantly operate from a left-wing role.
Whilst the £36million valued new arrival will likely take time to adapt, Liverpool rarely spend big for a bit-part player.
Looking further down the line, outside of their Carabao Cup exploits both Minamino and Origi have struggled for regular match action and in truth could both be viewed as dispensable in one way or another.