Liverpool’s hopes of bringing summer signing Divock Origi to the club in January have been shattered, with Ligue 1 club Lille insisting there is no chance of his loan deal being cut short.
The Reds signed Origi in the summer for £10million, with part of the condition being that the Belgian international would return to Lille on a season long loan.
The 19-year-old has hit five goals already this season, and with the Reds struggling for goals, recent reports have suggested they would look to recall him during the winter transfer window.
However, Lille are adamant that Origi will be not be leaving before his loan spell expires, with director Jean Michel-Vandamme emphatically ruling out the possibility.
He said: “It’s impossible. He will stay here until June.”
The striker revealed Rodgers has been keeping close contact with him this season, whilst scouts from Anfield have attended all of his matches.
However, it looks as though the Reds will have to wait until next season to see him in action in a Liverpool shirt.