Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been speaking about his summer switch to Liverpool and his hopes for this season on loan at former parent-club Lille.
“It’s an honour to have signed for such a big club,” Origi said.
“The Premier League suits me best, and Liverpool proposed me a real sporting project.”
The 19-year-old agreed a £10million move to Anfield earlier this summer, but will spend the next year with the club at which he made his name.
“I made the choice to continue with Lille for a year because I still have work to do,” he said.
“This season will be very important for my personal development. I want to show more of what I can do on the pitch and take on more responsibility.
“I think that’s a rite of passage you have to undergo before you join a big club”
Origi impressed for Belgium at this summer’s World Cup, outshining Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and looking like a real star of the future.
His innate talent and confidence is already clear, but he is right that he has plenty to learn not just this season but in the years to come.
There is little doubt Liverpool have signed a player who could go on to become one of the most exciting frontmen in Europe. But for now his footballing education is very much in its early stages, and in an age when too many players want too much too soon, it is refreshing that he has acknowledged that.