Liverpool striker issues rallying cry after Man United loss

Liverpool striker Divock Origi says the Reds squad will stick together after 3-1 defeat by Manchester United

Divock Origi has vowed that the Liverpool squad will stick together after a 3-1 defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

Netherlands international Daley Blind broke the deadlock three minutes after half-time before Ander Herrera added a second from the penalty spot.

As a team we have to solve the problems, defensively and offensively. But I think the quality is there, so we just have to stick together and speak with the coach

Divock Origi

Liverpool summer signing Christian Benteke halved the deficit with a brilliant overheard kick before United’s deadline day arrival Anthony Martial scored a debut goal.

Belgium striker Origi, who was a second-half substitute for the Merseyside outfit, backed the Reds to respond to their second successive Premier League defeat.

Origi told Liverpool’s website: “We came here to get a good result and it’s always disappointing to lose, especially against Manchester United.

“We have to learn from games like this and prepare for the next game.

“As a team we have to solve the problems, defensively and offensively. But I think the quality is there, so we just have to stick together and speak with the coach.

“The most important thing is to score. In the second half we had some good chances; we pressed the game. But we were unlucky and it’s unfortunate for us.”

The 6ft 1ins forward moved to Merseyside in July 2014 for £10m, but was immediately loaned back to former club Lille for the entirety of last campaign.

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Now in Brendan Rodgers’ first-team fold and with 13 international caps under his belt, Origi will be looking to put his stamp on the English top flight.

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