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Liverpool remain in talks to sign highly-rated Belgium striker Divock Origi - but are likely to complete the transfer of Adam Lallana today.
The Southampton midfielder is expected sign later today for a deal worth £23m plus add-ons after completing a medical over the weekend.
But talks are on-going between the Reds and French side Lille over the transfer of teenager Origi as the two clubs are yet to agree on a fee.
Origi has impressed for his national side during the World Cup in Brazil, scoring the winner against Russia during the group stages.
Any deal, though, will see the 19-year-old loaned back to the French side next season where he can still play Champions League football before joining up with the Reds in 2016.
The striker comes from a footballing background as his father, Mike, was a Kenyan international and played for Genk - the club the striker started at - before signing for Lille at just 15-years-old.
He has played at most levels for the Belgian national side - beginning with the U15s - and bagged 10 goals in just 19 games for the U19s in 2012 before being fast tracked into the World Cup squad.
Despite his physical presence and genuine strength on the ball there is a feeling the striker is much more than an out-and-out target man.Versatility is one of his greatest strengths and under Lille boss Rene Girard he impressed in a variety of positions including out on the left hand side, where he scored three of his five goals last season from.
He is not just a goalscorer who stands on the shoulder of the last defender; he can also create. His ability on the ball is good and can power past players in one-on-one situations, leaving defenders planted.
His goal against Evian last season demonstrated what he's capable of, picking the ball up 45 yards from goal on the left-hand side before beating the full back, cutting inside and curling a right-footed effort beyond the goalkeeper.
Reds goalkeeper and Belgium compatriot Simon Mignolet is one of his many admirers and after the 1-0 over South Korea he said of Origi: "He is very, very good.
"The last couple of games he has come in for us, done a great job and changed the game.
"He is a huge prospect, and still only young.
"Today when he came onto the pitch he showed his class and helped us win the game. He is an exciting player."
According to another Belgium team-mate, Jan Vertonghen, Origi has no fear and a calming nature on the pitch that will make him a huge hit in the Premier League should he make the switch from Ligue 1.
"He has the qualities to play for a good team in the Premier League and I think he shows it every game," the Tottenham defender said.
"He has come on in every game, and he's changed games for us.
"He has the qualities to go to a bigger league, but obviously with Lille playing in the Champions League we'll see.
"He feels no pressure. He plays like Adnan Januzaj - as if he's on the street."