By Alex Taylor
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised young star Divock Origi after the Reds beat AC Milan 2-0 in the International Champions Cup.
The forward scored the opening goal of the game in the 59th minute after coming on as a half-time substitute.
Origi has impressed in his short time in the Liverpool first team and has leapfrogged Mario Balotelli, Christain Benteke and Danny Ward to become the club’s secondary striker.
“All these players, if they stay fit and without injuries, can play a very good season,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “Everybody knows about the potential of Divock Origi. If you want to talk, it’s the way we played and the style of play and the dominance we had and the passing situations we had.”
The 21-year-old joined the Merseyside outfit in the summer of 2014 from Lille in a £10million move after impressive performances for Belgium at the World Cup in Brazil.
Following a season back on loan at Ligue 1 side, Origi returned to Liverpool last summer and made an impressive impact, particularly under new manager Klopp.
The youngster, who still has three-years on his contract, scored 10 goals in 33 appearances and has stepped up to the plate in some of Liverpool’s key matches, including their Europa League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund.
The 22-time capped Belgium international featured at Euro 2016, but he was limited to just two substitute appearances during the tournament as his country made the quarter-finals.
In other Liverpool team news, right-back Nathaniel Clyne has returned to full training.