Newcastle United have once again been linked with a move for Liverpool’s Divock Origi.

The Belgian was reportedly a target plenty of times during the Mike Ashley era, and the rumours have continued since the takeover.

According to the Northern Echo, Amanda Staveley believes they can convince Origi to swap the red of Liverpool for the black and white of Newcastle.

However, a move could be difficult with Liverpool set to lose both Mo Salah and Sadio Mane in January due to the Africa Cup of Nations. That could make Jurgen Klopp reluctant to lose one of his backup forward options.

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But despite this, some Liverpool fans want Newcastle to make a move for their player. And that’s because of one reason – Eddie Howe.

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The 43-year-old is the new Newcastle manager, and will have a lot of money to spend when the transfer window opens. However, his reputation in the transfer market isn’t great after some of his Bournemouth deals.

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That’s despite the fact he made some incredibly astute signings. Alas, most people focus on the negatives.


His worst deals saw the Cherries spend a combined £34million on Jordon Ibe and Dominic Solanke. Both players arrived from Liverpool for an overinflated fee and largely failed to deliver.

The latter is improving now, but in the Championship rather than the Premier League.

Howe also signed Brad Smith from the Reds, an Australian defender who barely featured for Bournemouth.

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It’s deals like this why Liverpool fans want Newcastle to move for Origi. They’ve seen Howe waste money on their players before, and want him to do it again in January.

But Origi could be a smart signing for Newcastle. The 26-year-old will have a point to prove after spending so long on the Liverpool bench, and we’ve seen before how deadly he can be in front of goal.

If he could do for Newcastle what he did for Liverpool in vital moments, it wouldn’t take him long to become a Toon hero.

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