John Aldridge comments on the progress made by Liverpool's Divock Origi

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Origi has started the last two Premier League games for the Reds.

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge believes he is seeing improvement from 20-year-old forward Divock Origi.

Origi has started each of the last two Premier League games for the Reds, but has failed to get on the scoresheet. However, he has received plaudits for the tough time he has given defenders both with his pace and his recently acquired physical presence.

Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: "Divock Origi has done well in the last couple of games in the absence of Daniel Sturridge - but he’s still got a long way to go for me.

"He seems to be getting better which is a good thing obviously and he seems to be listening to the manager.

"One of the areas he must improve on is his movement in the box, something which also applies to Benteke.

"But he works hard and it look like the manager likes him."

Origi struggled when he first arrived for the Reds, and the need for improvement was evident when Jurgen Klopp first arrived at the club and the 20-year-old had to start the first four games of the German's reign, but provided very little for the side.  

Since then he has improved markedly, scoring five goals so far this season and in the last two games he has led the line effectively without getting on the scoresheet.

At 20, there is a lot more potential left in him but the improvement in him from October is like comparing night and day, such is the contrast, and he seems to be one player that has really benefited from Klopp's appointment as all of his attributes have been demonstrated in the last few months. 

What will be good for him is to develop some consistency in his game, and find the net a little more regularly. 

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