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Published: 11:21 | 17/12/15

Origi excited by Liverpool progress


Divock Origi is excited to be finally getting the chance to impress Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and is ready to seize whatever opportunity comes his way.

Origi got off the mark in style as he netted a hat-trick for the Reds during the club's 6-1 defeat of Southampton in the Capital One Cup quarter-final.

Despite his treble, the 20-year-old had to settle for a place on the bench for the game at Newcastle but he accepts he will have to be patient if he is to become a regular starter.

"It shows what kind of big quality we have in the group. We mustn’t forget we are still young and we are still trying to work out things together, so as a team we are learning every week and every day," he told the club's website. "For me personally, it’s good to be in a team like this and I think I’ll have my chances [again] soon, so I am very excited."

Having only moved to Anfield in the summer, Origi is pleased with how he has settled into life at Liverpool and believes his work in training is finally paying off.

"The thing for me was to come here and learn. The most important thing was to progress and so I just try to learn and pick things up in training and any games I get," he said.

"It wasn’t easy to come here, to a new country, a new system and a new type of football, but I’ve adapted and I’m ready to feature in games to come.

"We all know Anfield is a nice place to play and to be able to score there would be a dream, so I am doing everything to try to do that but I have to patient. If I stay calm then my time will come."

Origi has featured eight times under Klopp and believes he has improved since the manager arrived.

“I’ve learned a lot of things under the new manager. I’m very pleased he’s here and he’s helped us a lot. It’s only a good thing for the club and for everybody that he’s here. We have all the ingredients to do something big, but we just have to stick together and believe," he said.

“[After Southampton] he just said it was a good game and that we’d all played well. Personally, he told me I’d played well but I think he expects a lot of me and I just have to be motivated.

"I am very pleased and happy I could show my qualities. Now I have to show what I can do for the club and I am very excited."

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