Liverpool striker Divock Origi has put his recent goal burst down to settling at the club following his move from French side Lille in the summer, the Mirror report.
The Belgium international striker joined the club in the summer of 2014 following a good World Cup showing, but spent the whole of last season on loan at former side Lille.
Origi had been just a bit-part player for the Reds this season, but following injuries to the likes of fellow Belgium international Christian Benteke, star player Daniel Sturridge and summer signing Danny Ings he has featured more of late.
The 20-year-old is still a very raw talent, but in recent weeks he has shown his capabilities by first scoring a hat-trick at Southampton before notching his side’s late equaliser at the weekend.
Speaking to reporters about his good form, the striker said settling at the club is behind it.
“I think I needed some time to adapt to the lifestyle and the new competition but now I am able to show my qualities,” he was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“For me I expect a lot from myself and I was a little bit frustrated because you work hard and the games don’t go like you want, so it was a huge relief to score. Mentally for me it was a huge boost.”
Origi burst on to the scene at the World Cup in Brazil, replacing the underperforming Romelu Lukaku and scoring the winner in a 1-0 win over Russia.
Liverpool tied up a deal shortly after, although due to his age and inexperience he remained with Lille where he notched eight league goals over the course of the previous campaign.
Boss Jurgen Klopp does not have too many attacking options at his disposal right now; therefore Liverpool supporters can expect to see plenty more of Origi over the upcoming festive period.
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