Divock Origi is refusing to give up on his Liverpool career and believes he can play a vital role this season.
Speaking exclusively to LFCTV, the Belgian forward said “I know my qualities… I know that I can play a part in this team”.
Whilst it’s evidently clear that self confidence is not an issue for the striker, squad competition may be the toughest obstacle in the way of regular first team football.
Competition for the role of back up striker has never been more fierce and contested under Klopp’s reign. The likes of Sturridge, Solanke, Brewster and Woodburn will all hope to be part of Klopp’s plans.
Origi did not seem fazed by the challenge and competitive nature of pre-season and believed “its the best thing for me”. He spoke of how previously “in my career it’s always pushed me”
Unlike some of Origi’s teammates, he could not say that he lacked first team football last season. During a difficult loan spell in Germany, he featured in 31 games but only found the net on 6 occasions for Wolfsburg.
When asked about his opinion of Liverpool’s performances last season, he described how he was “looking at a very competitive team”. The striker also believed that “every year we seem to progress”, he will now hope that the club can make the next step and achieve silverware with him playing a significant role.