The old cliché ‘Liverpool’s 12th man’ springs to mind when hearing what Divock Origi had to say on the club’s fans.
Supporters have always been a big part of what has made the Reds so special and Origi is loving the chance to play in what represents an ideal environment for him personally.
Speaking about the relationship between fans and Jurgen Klopp, he told the Mirror: “The supporters react with him and they respect each other. It’s very special. The people are very good people, down to earth and I can see myself a little bit in their values and that’s one of the values of the club. A family club, we take care of each other and are hard working.”
“They love football and I couldn’t imagine a better place to be than Liverpool. I like to be grounded, down to earth. It’s something I got from my father. It’s not easy in this environment where there’s a lot of money. But I’m lucky to have a good family around me. I’m at this club and that helps me.”
“The group is the way to have success. If you have a good group with good values then it can bear good things and success.”
His attitude and approach makes it difficult to believe he is still only 21-years-old.
It’s refreshing to see how lucky he feels to be at this club and how highly he values the opportunity to be in his situation.
His goal-scoring form of late is testament to how hard has been working in training to give himself the best chance of being successful and securing his place in the starting lineup when given an opportunity.
Origi has only recently broken back into Klopp’s first eleven due to injuries ruling key men out but things have reached a stage where it is already difficult for his manager to remove him from the side.
Everyone can see he has the potential to be a top Premier League striker and if he continues to play with the same mindset, then there is no reason why he can’t achieve this.