Divock Origi
Origi is reportedly set to return to Liverpool in January [Getty]

Liverpool are reportedly set to bring striker Divock Origi back to Anfield in January, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The 19-year-old was signed by Brendan Rodgers earlier in the summer from Lille after he excelled for Belgium during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His excellent form helped him get selected ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku for his national side.

The Merseyside club allowed him to return to the Ligue 1 outfit on a season-long loan. He has bagged three goals and managed two assists in 16 league appearances as Lille are struggling in the league this season.

The Northern Irishman earlier confirmed that Daniel Sturridge will return from injury this month. He is now looking to improve his attacking options by ending Origi's loan move half way through the season.

In order to bring Origi back to Anfield in the mid-season transfer window, Liverpool are willing to pay £3m to Lille. The player is keen on kick-starting his life in England, especially after failing to shine for the French club in the ongoing campaign.

Liverpool and Lille have reportedly reached an agreement as the Reds are confident that a deal can be agreed to secure Origi's services, six months earlier than planned.

Rodgers, earlier heaped praise on Origi and revealed that he is in regular contact with the Belgium striker.

"We believe Divock Origi will be world class. He is a top player. He has everything - the speed, the profile and he could play for Liverpool now. He can run in behind, he can keep the ball and he can press," Rodgers said.

Liverpool are not enjoying a great run in all competitions and their strikers have continued to struggle. Summer signing Mario Balotelli has been a flop as the Italian international is yet to score in the Premier League.

Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini have seen their chances being limited and Sturridge's injuries have forced Rodgers to field Raheem Sterling as the centre forward in the last few fixtures.

Should Origi end his loan spell in January and return to Anfield, it will be a massive boost for Liverpool as they hope to finish the season in the top four.