Divock Origi struggling at Wolfsburg but ‘won’t throw in the towel’

Onefootball Phil Costa

On-loan Liverpool striker Divock Origi is ‘not happy’ with his current situation at Wolfsburg but intends to stay and fight for his place.

The 22-year-old paid the price for a half-hearted performance when he was substituted before half-time during Saturday’s 3-0 Bundesliga defeat to Hoffenheim.

After a promising start to life in Germany, Origi has scored just five goals in 26 appearances for Bruno Labbadia’s side and has taken his fair share of criticism.

His dad and advisor Mike Origi, admits the frontman is feeling down but says he won’t throw in the towel.

“He was very disappointed after the game,” he told Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.

“But the coach is the boss, he is subordinated to. Divock wants to offer himself again in every training session for a starting place. He is not happy with this situation and will push himself again.”

“Divock is focused 100% on Wolfsburg and wants to help the club in the relegation battle.

“Contact with Liverpool and coach Jurgen Klopp has not been around for a while because my son just wants to focus on Wolfsburg.

“Divock came to Wolfsburg to become a better player. And he has become one in my eyes. We will get together after the season with all involved and discuss the further career.”