Everton boss wary of 'very talented' £10m Liverpool player

Roberto Martinez Press Conference Smiling

Everton will have to deal with Liverpool striker Divock Origi against Lille tomorrow night.

Everton are in Europa League action this week, taking on Lille in France as they look to remain unbeaten in the competition.

A positive result for Everton will leave them with two home games remaining in the Europa League, giving them a favourable chance of advancing to the next round of the competition.

But to do so they will have to keep one man in particular quiet - Divock Origi.

The talented forward impressed for Belgium at the World Cup in the summer - enough to convince Everton's rivals Liverpool to snap him up. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers splashed out £10 million on the Belgian in the summer, loaning him back to the Ligue 1 cub until the end of the season before becoming a fully fledged Liverpool player.

Origi, whose form has been mixed this season, is a known threat for Everton, with Roberto Martinez making it clear his threat will not be underestimated.

He said in his pre-match press conference:

"He is a well-known player in England already, because of his play at the World Cup and because he signed for our big rivals Liverpool. He is a very talented player. We know in years to come he will have a big say in the Premier League."

Of course Everton would love to keep this potential future Liverpool star quiet on Thursday.

But if he can produce some of that World Cup form, they may find themselves coming unstuck.

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