Liverpool complete Divock Origi signing

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Liverpool have finally captured youngster Divock Origi from French side Lille for £10 million, BBC Sport reports.

After several weeks of being linked to the Belgian youngster, the Merseyside club have managed to see off stiff competition from clubs such as Arsenal and Tottenham to seal Origi's signature.

Long-term contract

He's signed a five-year deal at Anfield, however, he will be loaned back to Lille for the 2014-15 season, where he will continue to develop as one of Europe's top prospects before he makes a permanent move to the Reds.

"I am very happy and delighted a club as big as Liverpool showed interest in me. I'm very excited." Origi told the club's official website following the move.

"I am very happy and delighted a club as big as Liverpool showed interest in me. I'm very excited.

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"I know it's a club with a great history, great fans and a lot of great players.

"For me, Liverpool is one of the greatest clubs in the world and I'm very excited to be part of this great history.

"I am very proud to sign for the club. I'll give everything for the club, like I did when I was small and did for Lille.

"I'm hoping we can achieve great things together."

Sixth arrival

Origi is the sixth arrival at Anfield this season as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to strengthen his squad in preparation for the Champions League, joining Southampton trio Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren along with Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen and Lazar Markovic from Benfica.

Origi was part of the 2014 Belgium World Cup squad who got to the semi-finals of the tournament and scored the only goal in the country's 1-0 victory in the group stage against Russia.

Loan deal

Although I see the logic in loaning Origi back to Lille to allow the youngster to carry on his development, it could be a decision that Rodgers regrets.

As Liverpool declined to sign QPR striker Loic Remy due to a failed medical, the club could struggle to find another goal scorer. It looks like Liverpool cold be set to miss out on Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, as he seeks a move to Tottenham and reunite with ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Origi scored five times for Lille last season and was vital for the side finishing third and gaining a place in the Champions League. 

One for the future

With his performances last season and at the World Cup, Origi looks he could have been a vital member of the Reds squad. Liverpool only have two out-and-out strikers in Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert at the moment and The Reds need another option up top.

Rodgers has showed how well he has developed youth already last season, with Raheem Sterling in particular coming on leaps and bounds. If the Northern Irishman kept Origi for this season, I honestly believe he would improve more than returning to Lille.

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