Divock Origi speaks out on 'great compliment' from Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool loanee delighted the club are monitoring his progress intensely.

Liverpool signed Divock Origi in the summer, loaning him back to Lille.

The striker has scored three goals for the club so far this season, and is performing steadily as he prepares to move to Anfield next season.

He has linked up with Belgium once again, hoping he can show the form he displayed at the World Cup in the summer which led to Liverpool signing him in the first place.

Speaking to national newspaper Nieuwsblade, Origi says he was thrilled manager Brendan Rodgers paid a trip to Lille to watch him personally.

He said: "I take that as a great compliment. I know he did want me immediately (to sign this season). I know that Liverpool are following me closely.

"I've already met two or three times a scout from the club after a game. Now and then I also get feedback. Still, it is positive that I still can develop."

If Liverpool had been able to bring Origi in, a move Lille were dead set against, then the club may have chosen not to sign Mario Balotelli late in the transfer window.

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