Divock Origi is a Liverpool legend, according to manager, Jurgen Klopp.
The ex Borussia Dortmund coach revealed this as he recently cut off a journalist to remind him that Origi is one of the several big stars produced by Genk’s academy, during his press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with the Belgian outfit at Anfield on Tuesday.
Origi is an important player at Anfield now after netting various vital goals for the club last season, including late winners against Everton and Newcastle, two strikes in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona and the 2nd goal in the final against Tottenham.
Speaking, Klopp said, “You’re playing against Genk, which is a very famous club for very big players. [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Kalidou] Koulibaly, a lot of players, [Wilfred] Ndidi. Divock Origi, Don’t forget that.
“Liverpool legend, by the way. Pretty famous here.”
On the City clash, “You can say the words ‘Manchester City’, I only don’t think about them at the moment – why should I? That’s no problem,” added the former Borussia Dortmund boss.
“I don’t have to [tell the boys]. The story the boys wrote in the last three years was only possible because we were always focused on the next game, completely, with all we have.
“Nobody thinks [about City] in this moment – and I don’t have to tell them because I know them. Nobody has to tell the boys City are on Sunday, tomorrow is Genk.
“We have big ambitions in this competition and it is an open group, with still pretty much everything possible so we have to be 100 per cent spot on tomorrow night.
“We have to create an incredible atmosphere again, we have to make life as uncomfortable as possible for Genk, we have to make sure that we get these three points because that’s all why we’re doing this stuff. It only works if you’re 100% focused on it, everybody knows that.
“I don’t doubt my players at all. I really would feel a bit embarrassed if I had to tell them, ‘By the way, boys, don’t think about Manchester City already.’ I know them well enough, I don’t have to do that.”
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