Divock Origi has ruled out the possibility of cutting his loan spell with Lille short and joining up with Liverpool in January.
Liverpool completed the signing of the Belgian teenager for £10million in the summer, on the condition he would return to the Ligue 1 club on loan for the duration of the 2014-15 season.
But with Reds strikers Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini yet to fire in the Premier League with Daniel Sturridge injured for the past 14 matches in all competitions, there was a suggestion Origi could cut his loan spell short to return this winter.
He was quoted as saying yesterday: “I agreed to stay with Lille until the end of this season.
“If there was that chance of joining Liverpool sooner I would take it. I would love to move to Liverpool sooner rather than later.”
But last night the 19-year-old took to Twitter to retract his comments, insisting he would stay with Lille until the end of the season as intially agreed.
He posted: “Hi guy, I just want to clarify after today’s press reports that I will continue to give my all & 100% for Lille over the coming months.
“And I am very much looking forward to joining Liverpool from next season.”