Divock Origi on first Liverpool goals and importance of keeping up good for

Origi scored his first Liverpool goals with a hat-trick in the 6-1 win over Southampton in the League Cup.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi managed to score his first goals for the Reds on Wednesday night during a 6-1 win over Southampton in the League Cup, which helped book their place in the semi-finals of the competition. 

Origi has struggled to find his feet when he has had the opportunity to do, but in midweek he showed glimpses of why he was attracting interest from clubs around Europe.

His first goal was slightly fortuitous, as he got a touch on the end of Alberto Moreno's strike, before producing two fine finishes in the second half, and he even suggested he would've been happy for Moreno to claim the first of his goals.

He told the official Liverpool website: "I know I touched the ball and after the game they confirmed it was my goal so I’m very happy for me and the team also because we worked so hard.

"I’ve worked so hard to be here and I’m glad I could show my qualities today.

"I told the referee if he gave the goal to Alberto it would be nice because I like to involve everybody."

These comments certainly show how much of a team player the 20-year-old is, and he will now hope to kick on from here. He will want to get some more game time under his belt and there are likely to be opportunities in the coming weeks with a busy fixture schedule, and Origi has stressed the importance of the Reds keeping their good run going.

He added: "We all want to fight for Liverpool and fight for the team. We showed that we never give up and we have a lot of qualities. We were very confident in our finishing and it ended well.

"We have a strong team and everyone has confidence, the young guys that came in, the experienced guys, and we just have to continue like this."

The result made it four wins on the bounce in all competitions - seven from their last eight - as the side's resurgence continues. They need to back up this fine performance with another win against struggling Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Liverpool find themselves six points off the summit of the Premier League, four points off the Champions League places, and will look to keep up the pressure on the sides that are currently ahead of them.

There are still plenty of games for Liverpool to play before the end of 2015, and the side will be looking to continue closing the gap on those above them in the league. If the Reds can continue their good form and take some momentum into the New Year, they will be well placed to fight on all fronts.

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