Milan held talks with £60,000-a-week Liverpool centre-forward

Divock Origi is heading to Serie A this summer when his Liverpool deal expires after agreeing on personal terms with Milan. Belgium international has not completed a medical or signed a contract yet, but a deal has been agreed after the Rossoneri made him a ‘lucrative offer’.

Origi has been at Anfield since 2014, when he was signed from Lille, but has rarely been a regular in the first team and has played only 175 games in all tournaments over eight years. Divock has, though, scored some memorable goals including in the UCL final with Tottenham, after netting a brace in the semis with Barcelona.

As if that wasn’t enough to endear him to Liverpool supporters, the 27-year-old striker has scored six goals against Everton over his Reds career, becoming a regular hero of the Merseyside Derby.

The Belgian centre-forward never seemed likely to stay beyond this campaign, and the winter arrival of Luis Diaz has seen his already limited first-team chances trimmed still further.

Places in Liverpool’s front three are now being battled over by Salah, Mane, Firmino, Diaz, Jota and Divock Origi, with the Belgian centre-forward firmly last in the pecking order.

Nevertheless, he has used his brief playing time this campaign quite effectively, scoring three goals in only seven PL games, which all came from the substitutes’ bench. Origi has earned rave reviews from his coach Jurgen Klopp, who said: ‘He is a legend on and off the pitch.’