Former Liverpool star endures nightmare start to life in Serie A

Former Liverpool star endures nightmare start to life in Serie A

Liverpool have started the new season poorly by their own high standards, winning just two of their seven games across all competitions so far. 

The Reds have been beaten by both Manchester United and Napoli and have also dropped points with draws against Fulham, Crystal Palace and Everton in the Premier League.

They have the chance to get their season back on track on Tuesday though, as they host Dutch champions Ajax at Anfield in what is sure to be a thrilling Champions League encounter.

In recent seasons, when Jurgen Klopp’s side were in need of a goal they would more often than not turn to Belgian striker Divock Origi.

The forward became something of a cult hero at the club, scoring a number of important goals including one against Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League final and several against Merseyside rivals Everton.

Origi’s career in Milan has not started well

The 27-year-old left Liverpool at the end of last season, eight years after initially signing for the club.

He boasted a record of 41 goals in 175 matches for The Reds, but his start to life at new club AC Milan has not gone to plan.

The Belgium international has so far failed to score a single goal for the club, and he also missed their recent trip to Sampdoria with ‘muscle fatigue’.

As reported by The Mail, Origi has been labelled the ‘worst signing of the season’ in Serie A, having failed to start a single match for his new club.

The striker has been plagued by injuries throughout his career and they have once again obstructed his progress, causing him to miss two matches already.

Instead, Milan manager Stefano Pioli has been forced to rely on veteran striker Olivier Giroud, 35, to lead the line, and the Frenchman has impressed so far this season, scoring three times and providing an assist.

The report also claims that, while Milan did not pay a fee to sign Origi, he is one of the Italian side’s highest earners.

Origi, who was signed by Liverpool after impressing at the World Cup in 2014, has played in the top flight in Italy, Germany, England and France.

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