By Matt Farr

Liverpool legend Michael Owen believes Divock Origi has what it takes to become an Anfield great.

The former England striker, who scored 158 goals for the Reds, hailed the young goalscorer’s potential, describing him as a potential superstar.

Origi, 21, has made 16 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions this season, scoring six goals.

Jurgen Klopp has been without the injured Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge for several weeks now, so the youngster has started the last four games and taken his chance superbly by scoring in each of the four games to cement his place as Liverpool’s leading man.

The Belgian’s recent performances have not gone unnoticed by Owen, who told BetVictor: “Divock Origi is getting better game by game and has all the necessary attributes – pace, power and skill – to become a very special Liverpool player.”

He is expected to lead the line again for the Reds when they take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday.

He will fancy himself against the Premier League new boys, despite Middlesbrough having conceded just once in their last seven home games.

The Reds are third in the Premier League, six points behind leaders Chelsea, but will be hoping to make amends for Sunday’s 2- draw West Ham and close the gap on their title rivals with a win over Middlesbrough.

Liverpool signed Origi for £10 million from Lille in 2014, and was loaned back to the French outfit for the remainder of the season.

Since making his first competitive appearance for the Reds in September 2015, Origi has undoubtedly proven to be a worthy investment for the club.

In other Liverpool news, this 20-year-old star is set for a January loan deal.