Divock Origi scores hat-trick for Lille to end goal drought

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Divock Origi's scored a hat-trick for Lille against Rennes on Sunday and it will have come as welcome respite for the on loan Liverpool striker.

It has been a torrid campaign for the young forward; he had gone six months without scoring a goal and was booed by his own fans earlier on in the campaign for missing a penalty.

As well as suffering from poor form, the Belgian has also been accused of showing a lack of desire and motivation on the pitch since his switch to Liverpool in the summer of 2014.

Making an impact at Merseyside

Origi certainly has the potential required to succeed in the Premier League; judging by his performance in Sunday’s match against Rennes, he possesses pace, technical ability and a goal-scoring instinct (albeit lacking for the past six months) which Liverpool have missed dearly since Luis Suarez’s departure to Barcelona this summer.

Fierce competition at Liverpool 

Origi will certainly have to show more desire at Liverpool than at Lille with Mario Balotelli, Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe all vying for the same position in Liverpool’s line-up and reports emerging of the Reds’ interest in signing Burnley’s in-form striker Danny Ings this summer.

Whether the 19-year-old will be able to replicate his display against Rennes at Liverpool and subsequently gain the playing time required to make a lasting impression, remains to be seen.

But there is hope, and cause, for optimism after his display against the Brittany side at the weekend.

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