Divock Origi has been a mainstay of Jurgen Klopp’s attack at Liverpool, with the Belgian striker even starting ahead of Daniel Sturridge in a few important games.
The 21-year-old was a transfer target for Borussia Dortmund, when Jurgen Klopp was in charge, and the German manager is clearly happy to have him in his squad at Liverpool.
Origi is currently preparing for the Euros in France, and the Liverpool star has been speaking to the French media ahead of Belgium’s opening fixture against Italy.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Origi particularly praised Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for trusting him.
He said: “He taught me to play in his system, and trusted me. It was not easy to arrive at this club. I am young.
“There were people who doubted me. Personally, I never doubted myself. Klopp asked me to play with instinct. He said he saw the qualities in me.
“That’s right, you have to be a killer. There were things I had to learn. We worked a lot in front of goal in Liverpool. Physically too. He helped me take that step.”
Origi’s comments on Jurgen Klopp shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Liverpool manager developed several young players at Borussia Dortmund.
The Belgian international has 10 goals and 3 assists to his name this season in just over 1600 minutes of football, and would be hoping to continue his good form during the Euros.