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EPL: Liverpool Star Pens New Long-term Contract

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool striker Divock Origi has signed a new contract at the club to end the numerous transfer rumours linking him with an exit from the club.

The news of his long-term contract was revealed by the official Twitter handle of Liverpool on Wednesday evening.

Divock Origi has been linked with clubs like Spanish club Real Betis and Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.

The 24-year-old attacker joined Liverpool from French Ligue 1 club Lille in 2014 shortly after the FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Origi was one of the standout performers for Belgium at that tournament in Brazil and he was rewarded with a big move to Liverpool.

He was sent back on loan to Lille before returning to Liverpool in 2015.

Divock Origi didn’t make a mark on Liverpool until last season when he scored crucial goals in the Champions League.

He scored two goals for Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal clash with Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.

Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg with the goals from Origi as the Reds secured a 4-3 aggregate victory over the Catalans.

Divock Origi went on to score the clinching goal for Liverpool in the Champions League final via a 2-0 win.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.