£10m Liverpool talent Divock Origi admits he is 'struggling' after poor run of form

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The Belgian is currently back on loan at former club Lille.

In the summer Belgium failed to sufficiently impress in their role as World Cup dark horses, largely due to some under par performances from several star players.

However one player who did shine was youngster Divock Origi. The Lille teenager demonstrated his pace and power up front, eventually usurping the out of sorts Romelu Lukaku in the Rote Duivels first team.

His form was so good that Liverpool signed him. They spent, according to the BBC, £10 million on the 19-year-old before immediately loaning him back to Lille. But this season has been a struggled for the forward.

Origi has scored just four goals in all competitions for Lille this season and it has been a long time since he last found the back of the net.

Origi has not scored since netting a penalty against Wolfsburg in October last year. His last goal from open play came in September. To say this is a barren spell would be an underestimation - this is a goal drought.

Now he has addressed his struggles. Speaking to La Voix du Nord, he said:

"I'm struggling to get out of this difficult period.

"I am not dwelling on it as I think that it's part of football.

"There are always critics.

"Everyone has the right to say what they think.

"When things go wrong, we are criticised, and when it goes well, you get lots of compliments."

Liverpool have certainly had their issues with strikers not wanting to score goals this season. New signings Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli have struggled while Daniel Sturridge has been injured for the majority of the season.

So Origi will need to find his form soon if Liverpool are to reap the rewards.

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