Klopp’s positive energy paying off for Liverpool, says Divock Origi

The striker insists he is focused on supporting the team as he eyes a third straight start against Southampton this weekend.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Liverpool striker Divock Origi says Jurgen Klopp’s positive energy is a good thing for the club.

The German manager has replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield following their disappointing start to the season, and has quickly set about putting his stamp on the struggling side.

Despite having only been at the club for a short period of time, most of the squad have already hailed the positive influence he is having on them and the effect he will have going forward.

And youngster Origi has added his name to that list, saying he has already learned a lot from the new man at the Liverpool helm.

“I think in the short time, I’ve learnt a lot,” he told liverpoolfc.com.

“Mentally, he tries to boost us all and you can see that he has a lot of experience. It’s always good to have someone to look up to who is as enthusiastic as that and send us positive energy.”

Origi returned to the club this summer after a loan spell at Lille, but was very much aware that appearances would be limited this season given Liverpool’s striking options.

However, injuries to both Christian Benteke and Danny Ings, and the on-going fitness struggles of Daniel Sturridge, have meant he has started both of Jurgen Klopp’s opening two games in charge.

He could be set to make his third straight start against Southampton this weekend, but insists that his focus is merely on supporting the team.

“I just have to use his confidence and experience in order for me to progress – and score goals,” he added.

“I just try to work hard and learn every time [I play]. If I am on the bench, I support the team every time, but I am always hoping to play.”

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