Origi received a new contract

Origi received a new contract

Merseyside Liverpool supersub Divock Origi received a new long-term contract from the club management for achievement last season.

The Belgian forward of Liverpool Divock Origi became the main surprise of the team last season. Not many people counted on the forward throughout the season, but it is his goals that turned out to be decisive both in the championship and the Champions League.

At first, in the domestic match against Everton in an injury time, the forward struck the ball into Pickford's goal after an unsuccessful corner play and Van Dijk’s strike. Then the Belgian brought Liverpool three points and prolonged the champions race until the last round, as it became clear later. There was no place for Origi in the line-up. Firmino, Salah and Mane booked themselves a starting line-up for the whole season, but Klopp understood that the forward can develop.

That is what happened in the second match of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, when the Catalans were losing to the Catalan club 0:3 after the first match. Neither Salah nor Firmino were present in the starting line-up of the Reds; therefore the full responsibility in offense fell on the shoulders of the 24-year old forward. He made a brace and brought Klopp the second Champions League final for two consecutive years. Whereas his goal in the final put an end to sceptics’ doubts regarding the triumph of Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp as the head.

After Origi put his signature under the new long-term contract with Liverpool, he stated,

“I am very happy to sign this contract. Just like the ending of the last season, it will will give new impetus before the next season. Therefore, I am very satisfied. It has always been comfortable for me here.”

The Belgian ended up in Liverpool in the summer of 2014, after the World Cup. Back then, the 19-year old forward of Lille was signed by the Reds on perspective and he spent one season in the German Wolfsburg and after that Klopp retrieved him to the first team squad. In 22 matches last season, the Belgian scored eight goals and made two assists, having become the main reason for the Merseyside celebration.