Liverpool’s currently crocked striker Divock Origi thinks he’ll be back before the end of the season – which will be in two weeks’ time if we reach the Europa League final on May 18!
The Belgian hotshot has been out with an ankle problem since Everton’s Ramiro Funes Mori hacked him during the Merseyside Derby ten days ago, but is making a very speedy recovery.
Liverpool fans and pundits alike had written off Origi’s club football season, and thought he only had an outside chance of making Belgium’s Euro 2016 squad, but the 21-year-old forward could potentially play for us before the campaign’s end…
“It’s progressing well. It’s been ten days now so I try and improve every day and make steps, we just try and [ensure that] I’m back as quick as possible,” Origi told the club’s official website.
“For example, yesterday and today I feel a big difference, with these injuries it can evolve everyday and we put in a lot of work.
“I come into [Melwood] very early and I leave in the evening, so we [work] a lot of hours, but I think that’s necessary because I want to come back as soon as possible.”
“Of course, I believe in it,” the striker said when asked if he’ll play again this season…
“My goal is to come back as soon as possible and I just want to go back on the pitch. I think it’s possible but you never know.”
Origi reckons the support of the fans has helped him, with supporters installing the potential superstar as a real favourite in recent months.
Prior to his injury he was leading our line superbly, scoring goals in both Europa League legs with Borussia Dortmund which helped make it ten goals in 15 starts overall this term.
“When you get a lot of love you’re grateful and you try to repay this,” Origi continued.
“It makes me work so hard, it gives me energy to work hard on my rehab and give everything to be back on the pitch and help the group.
“I just hope that things will go quite fast.”
In terms of talent, Origi is up there with any youngster we’ve had over the past decade. Thankfully, unlike some others, he has the humble temperament to match his ability – and we cannot wait to see him develop under Klopp, who clearly rates him very highly.