Divock Origi has slowly grown into a real fan favourite at Liverpool, and we’re all looking forward to seeing more of him this season. He’s had to deal with plenty of competition in the past, but the Belgian striker claims he’s not fazed by it and believes it can only be a good thing for the club (via the Echo).
The 21-year-old insists that he’s looking forward to competing with fellow Reds for a starting spot in Jurgen Klopp’s side, and suggests this battle for places and the strength the squad has is one of the main reasons he chose to join Liverpool in the first place.
“We are at a big club and that is one of the challenges of being at a big club – that is what pushes you to go higher,” he told.
“We have to push each other and support each other so we can achieve that.
“It’s the reason I came to Liverpool, to have challenges. We all have qualities but we have to unite together and show we can do great things together. It’s a good squad and we have to work.”
Origi – along with his compatriots Christian Benteke and Simon Mignolet – has now returned to pre-season training after his summer break, with the trio given a break following their exertions with Belgium at the Euro 2016 Championships.
It will be great to see the full squad in action alongside the new signings ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, and Origi will definitely be looking to show he’s deserving of a starting spot.
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Daniel Sturridge will presumably still be first choice when fully fit, but with his injury record Origi will almost certainly get plenty of opportunities.