“He’s one of the most important players I ever had. Wherever he will go he will be successful, 100 per cent.
“It will be a hard moment when he leaves. He is a Liverpool legend, no doubt.”
Ahead of his departure, Liverpool have released a video of the Belgian, as well as Harvey Elliott, being pranked.
The duo were told that they were filming a TV advert for AXA.
Little did they know that they were being pranked, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in on it. The video is brilliant and you can watch it below…
The video starts with the three Liverpool stars combining to make the word ‘AXA’ with their hands.
After multiple takes, Origi is asked whether he can do it for his goal celebration. He didn’t seem very keen.
A ‘competition winner’ (he’s in on the prank too) then arrives and tells Elliott that he drew a painting of him.
It’s not the most flattering picture. Elliott later asks his teammates: ‘am I actually that ugly?’
The players are then instructed to get in an imaginary car. First, they are told to simulate hitting a pothole.
Then, they are asked to simulate being in a car crash.
Nothing the duo do is good enough for the director.
Origi is getting more and more annoyed and he snaps at the treatment of the ‘competition winner’.
“No my friend. You can’t talk to people like that. We don’t have to do this. This guy came here to help you…” He told the director.
Oxlade-Chamberlain then bursts out laughing and tells Origi and Elliott that it’s all a prank.
The relief on the duo’s faces were plain to see. The video has gone down very well with Liverpool fans and you can view some reaction below…
Fair play to Origi and Elliott for taking it so well.
The Belgian is highly thought of at Liverpool, having spent eight years at the club.
Origi is set to join AC Milan, with the Guardian reporting that he has agreed terms with the Italian giants.
He will be missed at Anfield, that’s for sure.