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31st Dec, 2016 | 10:34am

Liverpool 21-year-old admits to pressure from senior man

By Dominic Toner

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has admitted that manager Jurgen Klopp is always pushing him to improve.

The 21-year-old is currently enjoying a great run in the side and has started the last five consecutive Premier League games.

The youngster is fight for a place in a competitive squad alongside the likes of Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho.

Origi has revealed that he has received great confidence from Liverpool manager Klopp and says he is always putting him under pressure to improve.

“He (Klopp) has always believed in me,” Origi told the Mail. “I don’t look back often but when I do, I can see how he has helped me. That is the one thing with him. He always looks forward. He always pushes you.”

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Origi is enjoying a successful season in front of goal, scoring seven times in 19 appearances across all competitions.

The Belgian international is regarded as one of the best emerging talents at Anfield and is he is a full member of the first-team

The Merseyside club are competing for the Premier League title this season and Klopp has already relied upon his squad during the course of the season.

Origi has stepped into the starting XI fantastically during the injury to Coutinho, who is still sidelined for the next two matches.

The youngster will hope to continue impressing the Liverpool fans and is in contention to start in the games against Manchester City and Sunderland.

Origi has already made 52 senior appearances for the club and scored an impressive 17 goals in return.

In other Liverpool news, Mark Lawrenson has given his prediction ahead of the club’s match against Man City.