Lille defender Simon Kjaer has tipped striker Divock Origi to be a major hit when he becomes part of the Liverpool first team, Goal.com
The Premier League side signed Origi in the summer off the back of his performances at the World Cup while playing for Belgium, but he was immediately loaned back to Lille and has gone on to score five goals in 14 appearances this season, with the club lying 12th in the Ligue 1 table.
With Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini all among Brendan Rodgers’ striking options at Anfield, Origi’s opportunities would have been limited had he joined for this term, but Kjaer believes he would be able to make a sizeable impression when he eventually links up with the Reds squad.
“He could be a truly great player for Liverpool,” he said. “He has got great potential and could become one of the best players in his position. Origi is one of the greatest talents I have ever played with in Italy, Germany or France. I have no doubt about his potential.
“He’s still very young and it was a clever move to let him mature one more season with Lille but he’s got the complete package – physically, technically and great speed. A special thing about him is that he has no real weak spots which he needs to work on. Instead he can just work on the things he’s already good at. That’s a huge advantage.’
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