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Divock Origi Signs New Contract at Liverpool

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Divock Origi has committed his long-term future to Liverpool after a series of match-winning performances in the second half of last season.

The 24-year-old Belgium striker was signed from Lille in 2014 on a five-year contract but had to spend two seasons out on loan.

But he made a remarkable comeback last season, scoring twice against Barcelona in that 4-0 famous Champions League victory at Anfield before sealing the 2-0 triumph over Tottenham in the final.

He also bagged dramatic later winners against Everton and Newcastle in the Premier League.

After he put pen to paper on his new deal, Origi told the club’s website: “I’m very happy to be able to sign this contract and it gives you a boost at the beginning of the season.

“I always felt comfortable here. I made steps during my career. I say that I became a man here at this club; I signed when I was 19.

“When we had to make the decision I just wanted to speak with the club first and my entourage, but the feeling was always that I wanted to stay and extend my contract.

“[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.”

The Belgium striker had to wait until December to make his first Premier League appearance last season, establishing himself as a super-sub for the rest of the campaign.

“It’s a story really only football can write,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. “It didn’t really work out at Wolfsburg and, coming back, he was thinking about leaving.

“But he grew and grew and grew, in training sessions you could see it, and he scored unbelievably important goals.

“Now he is this wonderful player again so it’s great to have him.”

Source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48943512

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