Liverpool's Divock Origi offers update on his fitness, whether he'll be fit for Europa League final

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Origi has been sidelined since he was stretchered off against Everton last month.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from an ankle injury, so there is still a chance of him being part of the squad for the Reds Europa League final against Sevilla in Basel.

Origi has been sidelined for nearly a month with an ankle injury from a tackle from Ramiro Funes Mori in the Merseyside derby against Everton - where the Belgian had scored his 10th goal of the season.

It was a blow for the Reds at the times as he kept Daniel Sturridge out of the starting line-up for both legs of the Europa League quarter-final - with Origi scoring in both meetings against Borussia Dortmund - and of the aforementioned derby clash.

But Origi seems positive, telling the club's official website: "I'm ahead of schedule, so there's still a chance for the final.

"I just have to do everything and it's the manager who decides what will happen.

"I'd say my mind says that I can be ready but the body has to follow, so we'll see."

Reds' boss Jurgen Klopp has previously gone on the record as saying that if Origi, or captain Jordan Henderson, are to play any part in the final they would need to be available for the final Premier League game of the season - when Liverpool travel to West Bromwich Albion this Sunday.

It will be interesting to see if he is included in the matchday squad that travels to the Hawthorns, or if Klopp would be willing to take a gamble if needed in the final on Wednesday. 

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