West Ham interested in signing £60,000-a-week Liverpool striker

The Merseyside giants centre-forward Divock Origi could finally be on the move after two consecutive years of him failing to secure a move away from Liverpool.

Belgium international, who has achieved cult status for the Reds under the German coach due to his knack for scoring late and crucial goals, but Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly tried to move him on in order to both help to balance the Liverpool books and allow the footballer the regular football he desires.

That move could finally be on the cards, with West Ham United are interested in signing the Belgian centre-forward in the coming January, in order to provide Michail Antonio with competition and potentially replace him upfront for the remainder of the season, with Michael Antonio’s poor goalscoring form in recent weeks becoming a big problem for The Hammers.

While the move would certainly make sense from a West Ham United perspective, Liverpool will need to consider it carefully considering other circumstances that will hit the squad in January.

The African Cup of Nations is set to strip Liverpool of their two best attackers for around a month in the form of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Naby Keita is ready to also be lost throughout this time.