Liverpool are set to agree a deal with Lille that will allow them to bring striker Divock Origi to Anfield during the winter transfer window, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
The Reds initially reached an agreement with the French side during the summer, but while the £10 million deal secured his signature, Lille insisted that Origi was loaned back to them for this campaign as part of the signing.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have been surprisingly poor in front of goal in the first half of the season, with injury to Daniel Sturridge and the poor form of Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli impacting on their attacking play.
As a result, Liverpool are set to bring Origi in six months earlier than planned.
They will have to pay up to £3 million to get Lille to release the Belgian international striker early.
Lille and Liverpool have not yet reached an agreement, but the hierarchy at Anfield are confident that they can come to a deal.