LONDON, May 25- On-loan Liverpool forward Divock Origi has been named in Ligue 1’s ‘worst team of the season’ ahead of his move to Anfield in the summer.
The 20-year-old has been on loan at Lille all season after agreeing a move to Merseyside, but he has struggled to impress for his current club.
Perhaps he is unsettled ahead of his £10million move, with his mind elsewhere, but Origi has scored just eight goals in 33 appearances in Ligue 1 this season and has been named in the worst XI as selected by l’Equipe.
Lille endured a difficult campaign, finishing eighth in Ligue 1, and Origi picked up a place in the far-from-desirable team, with an average rating of just 4.46.
He will not be joining a team in fine fettle either; as the manager behind the signing of Origi, Brendan Rodgers, may not even be at the club by the time the Belgian makes his debut.
“When you look at the availability of other players during the summer, it was something that was difficult for us. It’s no good now, I know, but we took a player in Divock Origi who we believe will be world class and we’ll get him in the summer. Now he is a top player.
“’He has everything: the speed, the profile and so on.” Rodgers said during his signing.
Divock who starred for Belgium at last year’s World Cup is the son of retired Harambee Stars striker, Mike Origi Okoth and a cousin to Norway based first choice national team keeper, Arnold Origi.