Divock Origi delivers positive Liverpool injury update ahead of Villarreal clash

Divock Origi is hoping to return for Liverpool before the end of the season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Divock Origi has delivered a positive injury update ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Villarreal on Thursday night.

The Belgium international suffered a serious ankle injury in the second half of Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Everton at Anfield in the 226th Merseyside derby last month.

Origi has been in scintillating form for the 18-time English champions after scoring five goals in five games to help fire Jurgen Klopp’s side into the Europa League semi-finals.

The Liverpool manager all but ruled Origi out for the rest of the season following the injury blow ahead of the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Villarreal.

However, Origi, who hoping to be part of Belgium’s squad for Euro 2016, is determined to make his return to first-team action as soon as possible.

“It’s progressing well. It’s been ten days now so I try and improve every day and make steps, we just try and [ensure that] I’m back as quick as possible.

“For example, yesterday and today I feel a big difference, with these injuries it can evolve everyday and we put in a lot of work.

“I come into [Melwood] very early and I leave in the evening, so we [work] a lot of hours, but I think that’s necessary because I want to come back as soon as possible.”

Asked if he could return before the end of the season, Origi added: “Of course, I believe in it.

“My goal is to come back as soon as possible and I just want to go back on the pitch. I think it’s possible but you never know.”

The Belgium striker moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from Ligue 1 side Lille in 2014.

Liverpool lost 1-0 to Villarreal in the first leg of their Europa League last-four clash.

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