Divock Origi says Liverpool aiming for highest targets as they want to surprise

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their third goal

Liverpool will be looking to improve on their performance from last season.

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their third goal

Liverpool forward Divock Origi has said the side want to achieve the 'highest possible' targets this year and feels the side can be a surprise package.

The Reds are going into their first full season under Jurgen Klopp, with the Liverpool manager having had plenty of time to assess players who were already at the club and add a few new faces - while several have departed. 

Origi told the official Liverpool website: “We know there will be good moments [and] moments that will be more difficult, but eventually, if we stick together, if we have the same plan, the same ambition, the same hunger, and if every teammate tries to help each other, I think we will stand very strong.

Liverpool's Divock Origi in action with Mainz's Leon Balogun

“We have a very big group with very talented players and we have very good staff.

“Everything is there to do great things so we always have to keep hope and keep pushing until the end and if we do this I’m convinced we can surprise people this year.”

The Reds will be keen to improve on their campaign from last season, which saw them miss out in the final of two cup competitions and finish in eighth place in the Premier League.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Although it is not what they would have wanted, they could use the lack of European football to their advantage as Klopp is given time to work on the training ground in the week instead of using time in between games purely for recovery with a game to follow very shortly afterwards.

Also, the desire to end their wait for some silverware must be pretty strong following Liverpool's recent final disappointments.

Origi himself will be keen to show just how much he has improved under Klopp as his progress was there for all to see last season, as he managed to find the net on 10 occasions, but he will be looking to contribute a larger amount of goals in the season ahead. 

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Divock Origi at the end of the match

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch