Liverpool fans react to new Divock Origi signing on Twitter

The purchase of former Lille striker and current Belgium international Divock Origi has been well received on social media.

Liverpool completed their sixth transfer of the summer as, earlier today, the club announced the acquisition of Lille striker Divock Origi, who joins Dejan Lovren, Lazar Markovic, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert at Anfield.

It has been a productive transfer period for Brendan Rodgers, who sold key striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona earlier in the month.

The Ulsterman was delighted with his purchase today and told the club's official website: "For me, he can be one of the most exciting talents in world football.

"You see a lot of good players, but this kid - for 19 years of age - he burst onto the scene at the World Cup, but we'd tracked him before that, we'd seen him as a young player playing in the youth internationals. He has everything to be world class."

On the attributes that convinced him to pay £10 million for the player who scored five goals from 12 starts in Ligue 1 last term, Rodgers said: "He's super fast, has a wonderful touch, he's a good size and is aggressive. What I like, and what I have in other players, is that humility to work hard.

"I've seen enough of him over the course of the last couple of seasons to think this is a kid who, coming into the right environment, can genuinely be world class.

"He can light up world football, for sure."

Origi's signing has also excited the club's fanbase who are polarised over the logic in sending him back to Lille on a season-long loan.

Some fans want Origi to hit the ground running at Anfield already and provide competition for Lambert and Daniel Sturridge, seeing him as a preferable alternative to Fabio Borini.

Others, though, view a loan period as beneficial to the player's development as he would feature more frequently for Lille than he would do at Liverpool.

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