Divock Origi, the Belgian wonderkid was signed by Liverpool on the 29th of July, 2014 from Ligue 1 side Lille on a 5-year deal worth £10 million.
He was loaned back to the French outfit for a year and later formerly teamed the red army at the start of last season. Being the youngest player ever to score for the Belgians and the first player of Kenyan decent to score at a FIFA World Cup, Origi promises to be an exciting addition to the ever-growing Liverpool attack. Origi had some very impressive performances in the second half of last season as he gained back his fitness and got used to the style of football manager Jürgen Klopp wanted Liverpool to play.
Origi spearheaded the Liverpool attack in the second half of last season when Daniel Sturridge was out injured. The no. 9 position last season was heavily injury plagued with Origi, Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Sturridge having their fair share of injuries. However, there were a few occasions where Klopp had a preference for Origi over Sturridge in the number 9 role.
But who really would be most preferred for that role this upcoming season?
Origi impacts on a game tremendously with his brute strength, impressive footwork, commanding aerial presence and very magnetic possession of the ball. Considering the kind of players which Jürgen Klopp has worked with at Borussia Dortmund previously, Origi seems to be a more suitable option to the gaffer than Sturridge, Ings or Benteke.
In a post match interview after a 1-1 draw with Klopp’s previous employers in the Signal Iduna, Klopp singled out Origi for praise saying, “Divock was made for this game with the space he can make and how he can hold the ball.”
Klopp obviously has taking a liking to the young Belgian’s attacking prowess but thinks Origi needs to work on his confidence.Origi needs a bit more experience and some faith to be shown in him which will give him the morale boost he so badly needs and we expect to see more from him next season.
Written by Adam Yidana (@1realdeezyblud)