Liverpool's Divock Origi: Brendan Rodgers said I can be world-class

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The Belgium international is set for a return to Anfield next season, with big things expected of him by the Reds boss.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the Anfield club are in need of striking reinforcements, with the current crop not able to fire the side into the top four this season.

One guaranteed new face at the Merseyside outfit next season will be Divock Origi, who signed for the Reds last summer but was loaned back immediately to Lille.

The Belgium international put in a number of excellent showings in the World Cup in Brazil, but has largely failed to replicate this in Ligue 1 this season.

Origi only has netted eight goals for the French club and as such it remains to be seen if the youngster is the answer to Liverpool’s attacking issues.

The 20-year-old has revealed that Rodgers has a lot of faith in him however, with the Northern Irish manager telling him that he can become world-class.

“I feel that I will get my chance at Liverpool. They really believe that I can reach the very top,” The Mirror quote the Belgian as saying.

“Brendan Rodgers said that I can become a world-class player. That is pleasing to hear.

“I can feel the manager has a lot of confidence in me, and that is incredibly important. Look at the relationship Eden Hazard has with Jose Mourinho.

“A coach is also a mentor to you, and I had a similar relationship with Belgium’s manager Marc Wilmots at the World Cup last summer. Now I hope for the same with Rodgers at Liverpool.”

Liverpool are expected to freshen up their options in attack, especially in light of Daniel Sturridge’s continued injury problems.

Fabio Borini, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have all had seasons to forget and could well be on their way out of Anfield ahead of next season.

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