Rodgers comments on loanee: ''We'll get him next summer''

Brendan Rodgers lauded Liverpool summer signing Divock Origi after the striker got on the scoresheet for Lille in their Europa League match on Thursday evening.

July signing Divock Origi has been in good form for Ligue 1 side Lille this season, scoring three times in six appearances, and he was able to carry his good form into the Europa League. 

The 19-year-old Belgian international was able to convert from the spot in the 77th minute to earn the French side a well-deserved draw against former Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg. 

Rodgers, who tracked the forward through the youth international system, on the same day talked up the player and admitted he was convinced he will one day be categorised as a world-class player. 

''We took a player in Divock Origi who we believe will be world-class and we'll get him next summer,'' said the former Swansea boss.

''He is a top player. He has everything - the speed, the profile and he can play now but our deal was that we couldn't bring him in now.

''That was unfortunate because he can run in behind, he can keep the ball, he can press and he can run.''

The plaudits from the manager is likely to excite Liverpool fans for next season, but know they will need Mario Balotelli to turn around his poor form in order for them to progress this time round. 

The Italian international, for £16 million, was seen as a shrewd buy by Rodgers and many critics agreed it was the right move. However, the early part of the season has seen the former Manchester City player fail to live up to the billing. 

If the Italian's form continues, Liverpool fans will be asking whether it was a big mistake not to bring Origi in from the start, especially if his form in France continues.

Nevetheless, like Rodgers said, Origi will join up with Liverpool next season and will hopefully progress into another player like Luis Suarez for the Merseyside club. 

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