Origi pleased with Liverpool development under Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp hug

The young striker recently scored a hat-trick against Southampton in the Capital One Cup.

Divock Origi has told Liverpool’s official website that he has already learned a lot under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

The German replaced Brendan Rodgers as manager two months ago; a period that has seen a dramatic upturn in fortunes for the side.

Most noticeable among that has been the development of several players, with the likes of Lucas Leiva, Emre Can and others in the squad upping their displays considerably.

Origi has not enjoyed extended game time, but impressed with a hat-trick against Southampton recently and says that he has learned a lot from Klopp despite their short time working together.

“I’ve learned a lot of things under the new manager,” he told liverpoolfc.com.

“I’m very pleased he’s here and he’s helped us a lot. It’s only a good thing for the club and for everybody that he’s here.”

“We have all the ingredients to do something big, but we just have to stick together and believe. Personally, he told me I’d played well but I think he expects a lot of me and I just have to be motivated.”

Given the way Liverpool are struggling to keep strikers fit, there is certainly a chance for Origi to get game time this season.

Increased playing time in the Premier League would certainly do wonders for his development, especially in a side that is flourishing at present.

There is also an argument that he would be a better fit in the side than Christian Benteke, with his game more suited to the high pressing, high intensity football Klopp demands.

Whether he is willing to risk it is unknown, but his preference for youth in the past suggests he may do so if Benteke continues to struggle.

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