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Divock Origi excited to join Liverpool

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Divock Origi his expressed his delight of joining Liverpool this summer and cannot wait to start working with Brendan Rodgers.

Origi joined the Reds from Lille last summer for £10 million, however, spent one final season on loan at the Ligue One outfit.

The Belgian international will now cross the English Channel and make a permanent move to Merseyside in the coming weeks where he will meet up with Liverpool and take part on the club's pre-season tour of Thailand.

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And Origi could not be more excited to join the likes of Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho and feels his new side can challenge for the Premier League title next season.

“I think Liverpool is a wonderful club that deserves to be at the top and to be honest with the players they have, with the quality they have, then they should be finishing at the top of the league," the 20-year-old told the Liverpool Echo.

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“I’m very happy to be going there. Brendan Rodgers is a very good coach and he has proved that so it will be very exciting to work with a world-class coach.

“Most of all it is important to be at a good club where people believe in you and where you feel good and at Liverpool I had a really good feeling and they have experience of working with young players.

“It’s always nice to play with good players. The important thing is that I work hard and then I think everything will be okay.”

Goals Needed

Liverpool finished a disappointing sixth in the top-flight this season and failed to qualify for the Champions League. It was a distinctly lacklustre effort from Rodgers' men who were expecting to once again challenge for the title after almost clinching the league in 2014.

One of the Reds' flaws was not being able to put the ball away. The sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and series of hip and thigh injuries to Daniel Sturridge left them toothless in-front of goal and scored just 52 goals all campaign. 

Mario Balotelli was a huge gamble last summer and reward did not come for the risk taken. His poor performances frustrated Kopites and he netted just one league goal all term. Rodgers was reluctant to play Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini for most of the year and they too shared just three goals in the league.

Raheem Sterling lead the Liverpool front-line and he was not prolific as he finished the season on just 11 goals in all competitions. His finishing proved underwhelming on several occasion, particularly when chances fell on his left foot.

Origi will be a welcomed addition to the Anfield dressing room. He'll be perfectly suited to the fast-paced football Rodgers encourages and can play either through the middle or out wide.

More Needed

His move to Merseyside may have come at the right time, however, there is still plenty of work to be done in the transfer market. 

Sturridge has a long list of injury problems and is unlikely to ever complete a full season. Liverpool still need to purchase another world class striker to guarantee 20 goals per season and replace Suarez.

It may be tough, however, without any Champions League football to offer Europe's elite goalscorers.

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