Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly planning to request Ligue 1 club Lille to cut short Divock Origi's loan spell and allow him to join Liverpool in January.
The Belgian striker signed for the Reds during the summer transfer window for a reported £10m from the French club, but part of the agreement was that the young striker spends another season on loan at the club.
At that point in time, Rodgers was willing and even sanctioned the loan without a call-back clause inserted in the contract.
The Northern Irishman was sure that he had enough fire power upfront with Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini to make up for the loss of Luis Suarez. But, all has not gone according to plan as Liverpool's strikers have failed to step up to the plate and play their part and thus the Reds have had a stuttering start to their season.
According to the Express, this has prompted Rodgers to reach out to Lille and ask them to cut Origi's loan spell short, so he can join Liverpool for the second half of the Premier League campaign.
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old striker has revealed that he is in constant touch with the Liverpool manager and that his progress is being continually monitored by his parent club.
"The Liverpool manager regularly sends me a text message. They follow me and scouts attend all my games," Origi said, as quoted in the Express.
"Rodgers wanted to add me to his squad immediately, but Lille wanted me to stay for one more season. I had no choice. It's not that I don't want to go to Liverpool, I have ambitions," the Belgian international explained.
But he understands Lille's position and has taken it in his stride by looking at it as a chance to play regular football and develop as a player.
"But it's an advantage I'm at Lille for a season where I can continue to develop and play a lot. That's the positive side of the story," the on-loan Ligue 1 striker added.