Divock Origi on what would be a dream for him at Liverpool

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The striker recently scored a hat-trick against Southampton, but is targeting something much more important.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has told the club’s official website that scoring at Anfield would be a dream for him.

The young striker has not featured much since returning to the club in the summer following the conclusion of his year-long loan with Lille in France.

With injuries decimating the squad though, he has featured on several occasions under Jurgen Klopp, and was the star of the show in the recent 6-1 win over Southampton in the Capital One Cup.

He bagged a hat-trick in that rout of Ronald Koeman’s side, his first goals in a red shirt, and says it would now be a dream to get off the mark at Anfield, although improving in general is his main aim.

“The thing for me was to come here and learn. The most important thing was to progress and so I just try to learn and pick things up in training and any games I get,” he told liverpoolfc.com.

“It wasn’t easy to come here, to a new country, a new system and a new type of football, but I’ve adapted and I’m ready to feature in games to come.”

“We all know Anfield is a nice place to play and to be able to score there would be a dream, so I am doing everything to try to do that but I have to patient. If I stay calm then my time will come.”

With Liverpool struggling to keep strikers fit this season, there is a chance for Origi to impress in Klopp’s squad.

Danny Ings is out long-term, while they only seem to be able to get one game out of Daniel Sturridge before he is out for another extended spell, much to the annoyance of everyone at the club.

Christian Benteke has stayed fit, but so far looks like he is struggling to find a place in the side, meaning there is very much an opportunity for Origi to make an impression if given the chance.

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