Divock Origi says he firmly believes that spending more hours at Melwood on the training pitch is behind his ongoing improvement in form, though he also recognises Klopp’s influence on his development.
The young Belgian has scored three goals in his last two games, with one coming when he was a surprise starter against Dortmund in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final, and a further two coming from the bench against Stoke at the weekend.
It means the 20-year-old has now bagged eight goals in all competitions this season.
“I worked hard and now it’s starting to pay off,” he said (via Echo).
“I just try to help the team as much as possible and enjoy the moments. It’s a wonderful moment so I’m very happy.
“He always believed in me and he believes in the group also. The fact that I’m on the pitch gives me confidence and I just try to play my game and enjoy it. I’m very happy that I could score again.
“I’m feeling very good and for the future, however the coach uses me I’m ready. I just try to help the team and ask many questions.”
Would you play Origi again on Thursday? Or would you put Sturridge back in the eleven? Perhaps you’d play them both? Let us know in the comments…