By Coral Barry
Divock Origi has admitted he is never happy with his own performance, despite scoring two goals against Stoke in just 45 minutes on Sunday.
The Belgian was introduced at half-time in the Premier League match and took just 20 minutes to establish himself as man of the match with two well-taken goals.
Origi, 20, has had a stop start first season at Liverpool, but has suddenly come into red hot form with three strikes in two games and the attacker revealed it is his constant ambition to improve that has ignited his Liverpool career.
“That was very satisfying,” said Origi afterwards, speaking to Premier League TV, as quoted by the BBC Sport website. “It’s never easy to play against Stoke but we showed we had a lot of qualities.
“I’m never satisfied with my own play, but I’m happy. It’s nice to play and score. I’m learning and enjoying my football.”
It is the perfect time for the striker to find his goal scoring touch after getting the vital away goal against Borussia Dortmund and then helping a largely fringe Liverpool side beat Stoke in the league three days later.
The 4-1 result lifts Liverpool above Stoke to 8th in the table, but it is the game on Thursday night that will be most important to Klopp’s improving side.
Dortmund arrive at Anfield for the second leg of the Europa League quarter final and Liverpool know a clean sheet would book their place in the next round of the competition.
Origi pressed his claims to start against the Germans on Thursday, but is adamant there is no rivalry between him and fellow forward Daniel Sturridge, who would probably miss out on a starting place against Dortmund if the Belgian got the nod from Klopp.
The striker said: “You have to play as a team. That’s our strong point, you have to play as a team.”
In other Liverpool news, Rob Jones has suggested Klopp has some big selection decisions ahead of him.