Liverpool striker runs rule over Jurgen Klopp’s leadership qualities
Divock Origi says Jurgen Klopp is sending energy to Liverpool group
Divock Origi says Jurgen Klopp’s leadership has reinvigorated the Liverpool squad.
The 48-year-old former Borussia Dortmund manager took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers in October after the Northern Irishman was sacked following the Merseyside derby.
Klopp has lost just one of his opening seven games in charge of the Reds, including a 3-1 victory over defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
And Origi, who made his Premier League debut under the German, is confident Klopp will be a success at Anfield.
“If you look at the new manager, the immediate feeling is that he sends a lot of positive energy to everyone,” Origi told Liverpool Echo.
“That has also come across in what I have seen in the first games he has been in charge. When you have a coach like this it means you have a leader who sends this energy to the group and we try to react for him in every way. I think it should be a good partnership for him and Liverpool.
“I heard he said he’d been interested in signing me when he was at Bourssia Dortmund so that shows that he is aware of my qualities. That was nice to hear but eventually it is down to me to show what I can do on the pitch and I have to focus on that.”
The Liverpool forward agreed a £10m transfer to the Merseyside outfit from Ligue 1 side Lille in 2014 after last summer’s World Cup.
However, Origi was immediately loaned back to the French club before he completed his switch to the five-time European champions in the summer.
The Belgian starlet will hope to secure a place in Klopp’s Liverpool side for the clash against leaders Manchester City at The Etihad on 21 November.