Divock Origi is adamant Liverpool fans haven’t seen anything like what he is capable of yet.
The young Belgian striker arrived at the club last summer after spending a season on loan in France. He immediately caught Klopp’s eye, and even managed to keep Daniel Sturridge out of the starting eleven in several big European games last spring.
“I want to become a big player for Liverpool one day and I know it can come soon if I work hard. I am young, but I am confident about my qualities and know I can bring something to the team,” he said (official site)
“The manager knows my quality, my teammates know my quality and I think the fans haven’t seen the full potential of Divock yet, so that’s an exciting thing and I have to use that for the future.”
He ended last season with 10 goals in all competitions, despite only starting 15 games in all competitions. So far this term he has scored a goal against both Burton Albion and Derby County in the League Cup, but is yet to score in the league.
To be fair, he’s only come on as a sub four times in the league and has not yet started a game.
He is unlikely to be given the nod tomorrow either. Whether Klopp prefers Sturridge or Firmino remains to be seen, but it’s clear he is very much third-choice at the moment.