One of the more curious aspects of the start of the new season has been the lack of game time for Divock Origi.
The young Belgian striker scored a lovely goal against Barcelona just before the season began, and after barely playing for his country at the Euros, most fans thought he’d be fit and ready to go come last weekend.
However, he’s been named in either starting eleven, with Roberto Firmino preferred against Arsenal and Sturridge picked against Burnley. Origi has been restricted to two cameo appearances of the bench.
Now, Jurgen Klopp has revealed why:
“He is still a young boy but on the other side, there’s no rhythm at the moment, as you can see,” he said.
“He came in in both games but it was a little bit late and, especially at Burnley, it was a hectic game.
“He made another few steps in the right direction and now it’s about gaining the rhythm to find the easy way to play football.
“He’s not a very experienced player, even though he has now had a few good games, but he needs still to sort all his skills – because he is so skilled – so that he can use the right skill in the right moment. It’s good to work together with him.”
Do you think we’ll see him against Burton? Let us know in the comments…