Divock Origi left out of Liverpool squad for Chelsea game

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Liverpool forward Divock Origi has been left at home for the Reds' showdown against Chelsea today. 

The young Belgian was reportedly told by manager Jurgen Klopp to remain at Melwood and train because it would be more beneficial than simply watching today's game from the sidelines.

The former Lille ace was thrust into the spotlight following injuries to Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge, however his performances have come in for some criticism. The 20-year-old missed a string of chances after being handed a start in the Europa League against Sion, although he did provide an assist for Adam Lallana in the 1-1 draw.

Benteke has now recovered from his knee injury and will lead the line against the Blues, meaning Origi will be given time to work behind the scenes to develop his game. Daniel Sturridge still isn't fit however and will miss out.

Liverpool have the chance to pick up their first Premier League win under Jurgen Klopp following their Capital One Cup victory against Bournemouth in mid-week. So far they've recorded two draws against Tottenham and Southampton, leaving them in ninth place after 10 games.

They'll be hopeful of doing just that against a struggling Chelsea side, who are in 15th place following defeats in two of their last three league games.

Despite that Klopp insists he's not under estimating the challenge ahead, and is wary of the threat posed by Jose Mourinho's side.

"It is a big match but in 15 years in football I've had some big matches. I don't read the newspapers so I don't know what you think about this game but it wouldn't change anything if I knew it because I am full of motivation to win games.

"The better the opponent the more excited the world around us is. Maybe in history it was a great game. Now it is ninth versus 15th."

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