Liverpool forward Divock Origi has been omitted from Belgium’s squad for Euro 2020.
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has instead summoned eight forwards for this assignment including Inter Milan talisman Romelu Lukaku and Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard. Others include English Premier League trio Michy Batushayi and Christian Benteke who turn out for Crystal Palace, alongside Brighton’s Leandro Trossard.
Origi turned down Kenya to play for Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and appears to have fallen out of favour with the Belgium coache in the past few years, having also missed out of the 2018 World Cup squad.
His case has been much contributed by his shaky form at club level having on only started in two league matches, but participating in seven more as a sub but failed to find the back of the net.
His lack of game time has been attributed to the sublime form of African duo Mo Salah and Saido Mane preferred by Jurgen Klopp for the league and champions league games.