Divock Origi admits he looks up to Romelu Lukaku ahead of Europa League clash

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The Liverpool forward on loan at Lille has said he is not thinking about his move to Merseyside just yet as he praises the former Chelsea striker.

Lille striker Divock Origi is in line for a start against his parent club Liverpool's local rivals Everton this week in the Europa League as the French side searches for their first win in the competition.

Origi remained on loan at Lille as part of a deal that could be worth up to £10 million and appears to have a great amount of responsibility on his shoulders at a side that is struggling to find its form this season as they sit seventh in Ligue 1.

The 19-year-old will be hoping to find his form in the coming weeks and insists his focus remains Lille rather than his mind wandering ahead to next season, where he will link up with Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool team.

He's quoted by UEFA.com: "For the moment, I am thinking about Lille, not Liverpool. Our Europa League section could be a Champions League one given the high-level teams. We know it'll be the small details that make a difference."

He does, however, look up to Romelu Lukaku who is more than likely to start up front for Everton in France this Thursday, after competing with him for a place in the Belgium side at the World Cup.

He added: "I admit I look up at him. I admire what he has done in English football so far."

Prior to this season, Lukaku had impressive loan spells at West Bromwich Albion, and at Everton prior to making his move to Goodison Park a permanent one, having managed to get comfortably into double figures on both occasions in the league.

He had come in for some criticism recently but Lukaku managed to get among the goals for the Toffees against Aston Villa in a 3-0 win at the weekend.

Origi has four goals this season and Lukaku has the three, but it must be noted that Origi is the penalty taker for his side and will want more to come from open play. Both players are talented and it will be fascinating to see if either of them can make the difference in the coming games.

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