28 Nov 2016

Message to Klopp: 'Exceptional' €31m attacker admits he's 'ready' to play for Liverpool 'whenever' he's needed

Divock Origi has revealed his frustration with life as a bit-part player at Liverpool.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Origi mused:

"To be honest it has been very difficult [but] you have to stay positive. We have a strong squad and everyone is important, and whenever the manager needs me I will be ready".

With Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, and Sturridge all injured, and Sadio Mane heading to the African Cup of Nations in January, Origi will surely get the game time he craves over the next two months, and it will then be up to him to prove that he's consistent/reliable enough to stay in the team.

At the very least, Origi's vital goal against Sunderland on Saturday - which proved to be the catalyst for victory - should ensure that he starts Tuesday's EFL Cup game with Leeds United.

On a related note, Origi also praised the impact of new coach Thierry Henry, who is currently working with the Belgium's attackers:

"We spoke a lot and he [Henry] tries to improve my game. He is a good man as a person and a legend, so it is interesting".

Working with one of Europe's greatest ever goalscorers can only be a good thing, and with any luck, both Origi and Liverpool will benefit from Henry's expertise.

* €31m-rated (CIES Football Observatory). Described as 'exceptional' by Owen Hargreaves.


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