Divock Origi
Divock Origi's father insisted they know nothing of a possible early return to AnfieldGetty

Liverpool have not contacted Divock Origi or Lille about bringing the forward to Anfield this month, according to the Belgium international's father.

Brendan Rodgers' side signed Origi for a reported fee of £11m following his impressive showings at the World Cup in Brazil but allowed the 19-year-old striker to rejoin Lille for the 2014/15 season as part of the deal.

But Liverpool's struggles up front this season have prompted speculation the club will attempt to bring the youngster to Merseyside ahead of schedule, with reports in the French press suggesting the club will have to pay an additional fee of €4m to cancel the loan deal.

However, the forward's father, Mike Origi, has denied any knowledge of a fresh approach from Liverpool and believes his son will finish the campaign in Ligue 1.

"There have been no discussions yet between the clubs, not to our knowledge," Origi Snr told Belgian daily Het Niewsblad. "At present, the situation is that Divock has half a year remaining at Lille and we still have not received another message about anything else."

The Lille striker's father added Liverpool have kept a watchful eye over their young prospect throughout the season, something his camp have found very reassuring. He said: "It is nice to see that Liverpool are busy when Divock plays for Lille. Every week there is a scout in the stands, they always give feedback. That's nice to see."

Daniel Sturridge has not played for Liverpool since August last year, leaving Rodgers desperately short of potent options up front. Mario Balotelli has failed to find the back of the net in the Premier League this season, while his fellow summer recruit Rickie Lambert has struck just once.

Although Sturridge is scheduled to return this month, his worrisome injury record could prompt his manager to consider further January recruits.