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Liverpool confirm Divock Origi and Loris Karius among seven players to leave club when contacts expire

Baku, June 10, AZERTAC

Liverpool have confirmed Divock Origi as one of seven players who will leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of June, according to Sky Sports.

The 27-year-old has spent the last seven years at Liverpool and played a pivotal role in their Champions League triumph in 2019 - scoring twice against Barcelona in the semi-final before netting against Tottenham in the final.

Liverpool say Origi has been "involved in some of the most iconic and important moments in the club's modern history" during his time at the club and his heroics in that European campaign earned him "a guaranteed place in club legend".

The Belgian also helped Liverpool win the Premier League in 2020, the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup in 2019, as well as the FA Cup and Carabao Cup last season.

Origi, who scored 41 goals in 175 matches for Jurgen Klopp's side, has been strongly linked with a move to Italian champions AC Milan.

Klopp confirmed Origi's departure last month and backed up the club's stance that the forward will go down as a legend.

As Liverpool announced their retained and released list on Thursday, another noticeable departure was German goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Karius has not played for the club since the 2018 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, a match which saw him make two mistakes in the 3-1 loss.

Since then, Karius has spent three seasons on loan at Besiktas and Union Berlin - but was part of Liverpool's roster last season.

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