Divock Origi has been speaking about the season that’s just ended. It was one in which he finally came of age by scoring ten goals in all competitions, despite two lengthy injury layoffs.
“With Klopp, we played two finals,” he said (via Echo).
“We lost them but as a group we have a lot of talent. It’s good for me to play with big players and make steps every day.
“We’re going to do everything (next season) and I think we have the qualities. It will be an exciting season for us. We have more training time and we have to use it to become better.
“A lot of things have happened this year – a lot of good moments and lower moments. I’ve gained a lot of experience and to be able to play at a big club like Liverpool, and to play in the Premier League – for me, the best league in the world and the most intensive league in the world – was very important.
“They were all challenges and it was important for me to take this step.”
He also went on to speak about in on-pitch position in the upcoming Euros in France. His place was briefly in doubt after Funes Mori’s horror tackle in the Merseyside derby, but he recovered sooner than expected and has been named in Belgium’s tournament squad.
“I took a little risk playing against Sevilla and luckily for me I didn’t have to regret it physically,” he continued.
“I prefer to play through the middle but if I’m here it’s to be of service to the team in the position that they want to entrust to me. I’m sometimes on the wing at Liverpool too or up front but not on my own. But don’t think this question is worrying me particularly.
“I certainly consider myself as a number nine who’s capable of slipping to the wing but ultimately it’s the best who’ll play and who will lead us as far as possible.”