Divock Origi on the positives to be taken from Liverpool's draw with Rubin Kazan

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The striker is keen to point out that progress is firmly in their hands, despite a disappointing campaign thus far.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Liverpool striker Divock Origi was keen to pick out the positives from a midweek draw with Rubin Kazan.

The Reds drew 1-1 with the Russian side in the Europa League on Thursday, in a highly frustrating Anfield debut for Jurgen Klopp.

Although they dominated proceedings, Liverpool failed to create many clear-cut chances, with the frustration compounded be the fact that their opponents were down to 10 men for much of the game.

Origi, though, insists that there were positives to be taken from the game despite the disappointing scoreline.

“We’re disappointed we couldn’t win, but in the context of the game we gave our maximum,” he told liverpoolfc.com.

“There was a lot of improvement if you compare it to the Tottenham game, so it was just a pity we couldn’t win. We have to learn from this game and maybe next time be patient and circulate the ball more. That could be a solution, I think.”

It has so far been a disappointing European campaign for the Reds, having drawn all three of their games.

That has come as a disappointment for them, with many having expected them to walk a group that they would have regarded as comfortable when it was drawn, given the relative weakness of their opponents.

They are current sitting in second place behind group leaders FC Sion, and Origi was keen to remind fans that progression remains firmly in their hands and that they will be giving their maximum to ensure that they reach the knockout stage.

“We have to remember that all is in our hands, so we have to give our maximum,” he added.

“For us, it’s very important to win the three games. We’re very excited and working very hard. We have the players, so we just need to work together and try to get the points.”

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