Wolves ‘monitoring’ Liverpool hero Origi as cover for injured Jimenez

Wolves are reportedly ‘monitoring’ Liverpool forward Divock Origi as the club consider signing cover for the injured Raul Jimenez next month.

Jimenez suffered a fractured skull following a sickening clash of heads during the victory at Arsenal last month and no timescale has been placed upon the return of the Mexican international, who has been Wolves’ leading scorer in each of the past two campaigns.

The absence of Jimenez leaves Nuno Espirito Santo’s side short of attacking depth with summer signing Fabio Silva just 18-years-old and still adapting to the demands of the Premier League.

According to the Mail, Wolves are now considering their options in the winter window and are understood to be monitoring developments regarding Liverpool‘s Origi, the striker having struggled for opportunities this season and featured for just seven minutes in the Premier League over two substitute appearances this season.

The Belgium international is a popular figure on Merseyside after developing a penchant for scoring important goals during the Reds’ recent successes, memorably netting twice in a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona before scoring in the final against Tottenham as Liverpool were crowned champions of Europe in 2019.

Origi’s chances of securing regular first-team football appear slim, however, and the summer signing of Diogo Jota has pushed the 25-year-old further down the pecking order at Anfield.

Newcastle, Club Brugge and Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with a player who signed for Liverpool in a £10m deal from Lille six years ago, whilst Origi will be keen to secure regular opportunities as he bids to make the Belgium squad ahead of Euro 2021.

Liverpool are understood to be open to his departure during the January window, with Wolves keen on an initial loan deal.

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