Liverpool forward Divock Origi has penned a new long-term contract at the club.
Origi made 22 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 8 goals and providing 2 assists. Despite not being a starter, the Belgian forward played a crucial role for Liverpool at the end of the season.
Origi netted a brace in Liverpool’s miraculous 4-0 win against Barcelona at Anfield while scoring the club’s second in the final against Tottenham Hotspur at Madrid.
Additionally, he netted late winners in Premier League matches against Everton and Newcastle United.
Origi joined Liverpool from Lille in 2014, a month following the conclusion of the 2014 World Cup where he scored a late winner against Russia in the group stages. Origi’s transfer from Lille cost Liverpool £10 million.
The Belgian has so far made 98 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 28 goals and providing 8 assists and with his contract extended, we can all expect Origi to produce more crucial performances as a substitute or who knows, maybe as a regular.
Upon signing his new contract, Origi said, “[I want] to keep progressing and trying to maximise the potential and talent I have each and every day. At the end of my career I want to sit back and be proud that I used all of my gifts and talents.
“I think the next years are going to be very special – prime years, maybe – and I’m going to try to use them to the fullest.”
With Origi committing himself to the club, Jurgen Klopp will hope to make full use of the Belgian as the upcoming season begins.