Divock Origi forced to wear bigger Liverpool kit explains Jurgen Klopp

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It has been a near perfect week for Liverpool striker Divock Origi. It's safe to say that the Belgium international has endured a mixed opening to his career on Merseyside, but he is now establishing himself as a leading player under Jurgen Klopp's guidance at Anfield. 

At just 20-years-old, Origi looks set for a huge future in the game and his form of late is most definitely backing up that notion. 

Indeed, Origi found the back of the net in style as Liverpool secured a crucial 1-1 draw against German outfit Borussia Dortmund in their Europa League quarter-final clash on Thursday, while he struck a brace as the Reds thumped Stoke City by four goals to one in the Premier League on Sunday. 


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Following the club's triumph over Mark Hughes' side, enigmatic coach Klopp praised the talented youngster but insisted that it's now crucial for him to maintain his fitness. 

Klopp has also highlighted the very interesting fact that the striker needs to wear a bigger kit after putting on more muscle.

Bigger kit 

Speaking after the club's impressive victory, as per, Klopp stated: “You see what confidence does. I think Divock said himself, when he came here everything was different for him.

“He is still a very young player and coming here, he knows everybody’s expectations are very high because he is a highly-rated striker. He had a lot of little injuries. When I came here he was not fit and afterwards he had one or two small things.

“Now the most important thing for him is to stay fit. In the last injury, he used it for a little bit of body strength as everyone can see. Now he has to wear another shirt and another kit.

“I’m not sure if it was five kilos [of muscle], but it was a little bit more. If he’d done the same training, nothing would happen – you need to be a talent and he is that, obviously. He is in a good way.

“He sees it the same way – he is on his way, he is at the start and now we have to work together.”

Consistency is key 

Origi will know only too well that he still has a great deal to learn, but he appears to be at the perfect place to continue his progression right now. 

With Klopp at the helm, the exciting forward stands every chance of becoming a top player in England's elite division. Origi is far from the finished article at this stage and will have to work on his consistency over the coming months and years. Liverpool fans, though, should be excited about his future. 

Do you expect Origi to become a world-class striker? Have your say below! 

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