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It looks as though Divock Origi will complete a £12.5 million move to Anfield in the next few days after choosing Liverpool ahead of Arsenal, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid.
The Belgian World Cup star has told the Reds that he wants to join them and is excited about having the chance to play for a club that is clearly going places.
Reports suggest the Lille's forward's father has flown to the United States to meet with Liverpool officials to conclude a deal that will see the 19-year-old loaned back to the French club for next season.
Origi apparently made his mind up after being given a guided tour of Anfield and Melwood by Brendan Rodgers shortly after returning from the World Cup.
Rodgers has obviously played a major role in Origi deciding to join Liverpool ahead of the other clubs and his signing will be one for the future after another season's experience playing in France before he comes to Anfield.
It is good to see Origi choose Liverpool over the other top clubs.
In previous transfer windows the Reds have lost out on many potential targets but obviously the Reds' progress and qualification back into the Champions League is making the Anfield club more attractable for players wanting to move.
I also think it is important that Liverpool are looking further down the line and are not entirely focussed on short-term success.
It would be very easy for the club to focus on players who could do a job in the short-term, but Rodgers is happy to invest cash in a player who will not benefit the club for at least another 12 months.
Having a manager who is concentrating on building the club up for a long period of sustained success is very exciting and hopefully Origi will be part of this.