Belgium skipper Vincent Kompany has heaped praise on his international team-mate by labelling him a 'monster' to play against, and added that his potential could turn him into world class striker.
Origi was one of the stars of Belgium's 6-0 thrashing of Andorra on Friday night. The youngster assisted former-Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne for their second and scored the fourth himself.
Manchester City defender Kompany was speaking to AFP ahead of Belgium's European Championship qualifier against Bosnia & Herzegovina tonight.
Kompany said of Origi: “He is very gifted and talented. Technically, he’s a monster.
“More importantly, he is an outstanding worker in training. I see him working like crazy.
“If he continues in this way, in a few years he will be among the five or ten best strikers in the world.”
These comments from the City man will be music to the ears of Liverpool fans who saw arguably the best striker on the planet in Luis Suarez, depart for Barcelona during the summer.
Brendan Rodgers snapped up 19-year-old Origi from Ligue 1 side Lille following the World Cup, but immediately loaned him back to the French club having also signed Ricky Lambert and Mario Balotelli.
Origi, who can play as either a striker or an attacking left-midfielder, has been in decent form Lille this season and in seven league appearances (three as a substitute) he has scored three and assisted one.