Liverpool transfers: Divock Origi vows to ‘maximise’ Reds chance

Liverpool transfers: Belgium striker Divock Origi is thrilled to complete a move to the Reds from Lille

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Divock Origi has vowed to make the most of his chance to shine at Liverpool after completing a move from Lille.

The 19-year-old striker has signed a long-term deal with the Reds after Liverpool struck a reported £10m deal with the Ligue 1 side.

I am very happy I have the chance now and I’ll try to maximise everything

Divock Origi

And Origi, who was part of Belgium’s World Cup squad, can’t believe that he has sealed a switch to the 18-time English champions.

“People always told me I had talent and could go as far as I wanted, I just had to work hard,” Origi told Liverpool’s website.

“To say I’d play for Liverpool one day, no. I am very happy I have the chance now and I’ll try to maximise everything.”

Origi revealed that he kept close tabs on Liverpool last season as the Reds narrowly missed out on a first Premier League crown.

“I watched practically every game of Liverpool’s. They had a great season,” Origi added.

“You could see there was a great mix of experienced and young players, and a good coach. It was nice to see them play.”

The Ostend-born striker feels his World Cup experience has proven beneficial after completing his big-money move.

“For me, it was very special because the coach showed a lot of confidence in me,” Origi continued.

“To be able to play on the world stage was very special, as was playing for my country, as it was my first call-up for the national team. I learned a lot of things during the World Cup.”

He added: “It was a great moment as a young player to be able to score [against Russia]. It was in the Maracana stadium and was like a dream come true.

“In football, everything can go fast – that’s a nice thing about football.”

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