Chelsea reject Kevin De Bruyne backs Liverpool talent Divock Origi

The Belgian had words of encouragement for his international team-mate after recent struggles.

Last night saw a Chelsea reject once again prove his worth as Kevin De Bruyne shone for VfL Wolfsburg v Lille in the Europa League.

Chelsea beat a host of competition to snap him up when young from KRC Genk, splashing out £7 million and immediately loaning him back to Belgium.

But for De Bruyne it never quite happened in West London.

He was loaned out again in his second year, impressing during a season long spell at Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.

He started the opening game of the 2013-14 season against Hull City, but then it all went down hill. He was dropped by Jose Mourinho and in January 2014 was sold for a whopping fee of £18 million to Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg.

He has since become the star at the Volkswagen Arena, helping Wolfsburg to a 3-0 win over Lille last night the latest accolade. Comparisons could certainly be made between him an another young Belgian talent, Divock Origi.

Snapped up for £10 million but loaned straight back to his former club, just like De Bruyne, Origi is a Liverpool-owned player after joining in the summer.

But he has struggled recently. He missed a penalty for Lille last night as De Bruyne, a good friend, watched on. It means he has now gone 926 minutes without a goal and the Lille fans were heard to boo the striker after Diego Benaglio saved the spot-kick.

However the former Chelsea starlet has come out in staunch defence of the Liverpool man after the game. As reported in Het Laatste Nieuws De Bruyne said of the Liverpool star:

"Divock did not deserve this. I understand the frustration of the fans, but he took the responsibility. Divock is just 19, the fans would do better to look at the other, older players. But Divock will learn from this."

Liverpool fans will soon hope this is put behind Origi and he can prove more of a hit in England then his mate De Bruyne did at Chelsea.

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