Origi names the five qualities Liverpool must have for title challenge
By Alex Taylor
Divock Origi has named the five things that Liverpool must do this season in order to challenge for the Premier League title.
The young forward has impressed in his short time in the Liverpool first team and has leapfrogged Mario Balotelli, Christain Benteke and Danny Ings in the striking pecking order to challenge Daniel Sturridge for the spearhead role.
The 21-year-old starlet will have a large goal scoring role to play for the Reds throughout the 2016-17 season, but is under no illusions as to what his side must do to achieve success.
“We know there will be good moments and moments that will be more difficult,” Origi told the Daily Mail. “But eventually, if we stick together, if we have the same plan, the same ambition, the same hunger, and if every teammate tries to help each other, I think we will stand very strong.”
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.
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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 Jurgen Klopp.
The youngster, who still has three-years on his contract, scored 10 goals in 33 appearances and delivered in some of Liverpool’s key matches, most notably in both legs of their memorable Europa League quarter-final triumph over 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, goalkeeper Danny Ward has been named in a Yorkshire Team of the Weekend, after helping Huddersfield beat Brentford 2-1.