West Ham United failing to sign Divock Origi from Liverpool on deadline day is absolutely unforgivable.

The fact that the Hammers have just one senior striker is bordering on gross negligence.

The 26-year-old Liverpool striker could have solved all of that for West Ham. He was readily available as well.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was prepared to allow the 26-year-old to leave Anfield on deadline day (The Mirror).

Dharmesh Sheth (Sky Sports News The Transfer Show on Thursday evening) claimed that the Reds could sell the 31-capped Belgium international for just £10 million.

West Ham failed to sign Divock Origi from Liverpool in January
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So the question has to be asked, why weren’t we all over this deal? After Liverpool brought in Luis Diaz is was clear to see that the soon-to-be free agent would not be featuring regularly at Anfield during the second-half of the season.

Origi was right there on a platter and West Ham failed to sign him.

Whether that was a case of David Moyes not wanting the 26-year-old or David Sullivan refusing to pay up for him, we will never know.

West Ham signing Origi from Liverpool should have been a no-brainer

The Hammers are currently sitting in fifth place in the Premier League table.

Before January transfer window deadline day, we had a genuine chance of finishing inside the top four this season. Our hopes of doing that are all but over now though, after Moyes failed to bring a single player into the London Stadium.

It could have been so different though.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi was readily available and he would have been the absolute business for us.

He can play anywhere along the front-line, is willing to put in a real shift and has proven that he can produce the goods at the very highest level.

Origi scored a goal in the Champions League final back in 2019 so he certainly knows how to perform on the biggest stage.

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The Liverpool hitman possesses a real burst of acceleration and perhaps if he was given the chance of regular game-time at West Ham, everyone would undoubtedly have started to see the best of the Belgian. Origi has five goals and two assists to his name in 10 games for the Reds this season (Transfermarkt).

The former Lille ace is proven at the very highest level. If nothing else, he would have been a really useful option for Moyes off the bench, if and when the Scot needed to mix things up.

Origi would have provided stiff competition for Michail Antonio and had Moyes brought him to the London Stadium on deadline day, everyone involved with West Ham would have been given a huge lift.

As mentioned earlier, nobody actually knows why we didn’t sign the Belgium international. Either way though, the fact that we didn’t is totally irresponsible, unforgivable and inexcusable.

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