Divock Origi hails the Liverpool 'family', says he needs to be loved

The Belgian will arrive at the club from Lille in the summer.

Divock Origi certainly impressed in the summer at the World Cup. The powerful and rapid striker was superb for Belgium and his performances were always going to attract attention.

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.

Now, with the season coming to an end, Liverpool fans can begin to get excited about seeing Origi in the flesh next season.

He has been speaking to the Liverpool FC official site this week, and explained his feelings about what he dubs the Liverpool 'family':

"I think I already feel welcomed by the Liverpool supporters and I can see this is a family.

"The support they've given me has helped me a lot and shows the type of club Liverpool is. I'm sure I'll have a good relationship with the supporters.

"I'm somebody who when I feel loved, when I feel appreciated by the supporters, then I can give even more. It gives you a boost on the field. In Belgium it was this way, and I can see it at Liverpool.

"It makes me very happy and makes me want to do even more. It reflects the type of club Liverpool are and I am sure everything will go OK."

He has certainly needed that support this season. Despite his obvious promise he has struggled to find his best form this campaign.

He has scored just nine goals this campaign in 40 games for club and country, including a 23-game goalless streak between October and March.

But he finished that drought in style with a hat-trick v Rennes and Liverpool fans will still have high hopes for the future with Origi's arrival.

Liverpool have had their problems up front this campaign. Daniel Sturridge has missed most of the season through injury and Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli have both failed to fill the gap left by Luis Suarez's departure to Barcelona.

Hopefully Origi will have more luck.

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