Divock Origi has revealed watching young stars Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe enjoy success at Liverpool is exciting ahead of his return at the end of the season.
The 20-year-old was signed from French club Lille for £10 million last summer and was immediately loaned back to the Ligue 1 side for the 2014-2015 season.
Origi has had another decent season for Lille, scoring eight goals in 29 appearances, which have pushed his team into eighth in the table, only seven points away from the European places.
Excited about move
And the Belgium international has admitted that seeing Liverpool’s other young stars enjoy strong seasons has made him excited ahead of his return to Anfield at the end of the campaign.
“To see the players develop and play in a top league in such a young team, for me it's very exciting,” Origi told Liverpool.com.
"When you see how the coach and the staff work with the young players - how Sterling, for example, has learned over the years and how Ibe is now integrating with the team, it is very interesting. It is very nice to have seen that this season."
Liverpool have struggled for goals this season, with summer signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert only scoring seven goals between them this campaign.
This has paved the way for Origi’s return, and the striker hopes to repay the faith shown in him by Brendan Rodgers.
"The manager is one of the reasons I came to Liverpool - he's someone who has proven he knows how to work with young players, knows how to develop young players and also lets them play."
"For me, it's about giving 100 per cent every time on the field and I think the rest will come. I will just try to learn and I am sure everything will be OK," Origi added.
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