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Liverpool's Divock Origi joins Wolfsburg in £6m season-long loan deal

17:04 EAT 31/08/2017
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The 22-year-old wants to continue his development by playing regularly and links up with Andries Jonker's side

Wolfsburg have completed the signing of Divock Origi on a season-long deal from Liverpool for a £6 million loan fee.

The Bundesliga club will also cover the wages of the Belgium striker, who departs Anfield in search of greater game time.

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The 22-year-old was omitted from the last two matchday squads, with Jurgen Klopp stocked with explosive attacking quality and Dominic Solanke impressing since his summer switch following the expiry of his contract at Chelsea.

Origi, who has scored 21 goals in 77 appearances in all competitions for the Reds, has hugely been inconsistent - something put down to a lack of rhythm from limited opportunities.

Wolfsburg manager Andries Jonker is willing to solve that by handing him regular starts and the forward - with no shortage of suitors this summer - needs to maximise his chances.

There was the potential to add Origi as a makeshift in a move for Thomas Lemar from Monaco, but Die Wölfe were desperate to recruit him.

Wolfsburg have no option to buy him next summer and Liverpool inserted a clause to recall the player in January.