Klopp delivers damning verdict on striker, wants improvement
By Joe Nelson
Jurgen Klopp has said that Divock Origi has ‘no rhythm’ in his game at the moment and needs to regain his form.
The German manager addressed the media on Monday afternoon, as the Reds prepare to face Burton Albion away from home on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup.
“Physically, he can make another step,” said Klopp as quoted by the Liverpool Echo. “But on the other side, he has no rhythm at the moment, which you can see.”
The 21-year-old has made 35 senior appearances for the Reds, scoring ten goals. However, Klopp is adamant that Origi is far from his best at the moment and needs to utilise all the skills that he possesses.
“He is so skilled, but needs to use them all in the right moment. Saturday was clear, we could have played for another 20 minutes and not scored. He (Origi) needs to find that rhythm again.
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“He is not a very experienced player, he needs to sort all of his skills. He needs to use the right skill in the right moment.”
The Belgian international hit five Premier League goals last season, but caught the headlines for his performances against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League. He scored both home and away as the Merseyside club went on to reach the final, losing to Sevilla.
Origi has three international goals in 22 appearances for Belgium, and his contract at Anfield expires in the summer of 2019.
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