Origi Lauds Impact of French Legend, Sturridge Backed to Make Major Anfield Impact

Although Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled out signing new players this January unless necessary, the press is having their usual field-day linking us with every attacker going when it’s far more likely that the German will leverage those players already at the club — and they’ll be hoping that having France legend Thierry Henry working with Divock Origi will pay off in front of the net.

“[He’s a] very big personality; you can see why he’s a legend and a big name in the football world,” the young Belgian told the club’s official website. “He has a very high level of intelligence of football and especially for strikers. He tries to help me a lot; trying to optimise my qualities and use them in an efficient way,” added Origi. “So these are all positive things and I’m very happy he’s with the national team.”

Of course, alongside the youngster, Daniel Sturridge will be pushing just as hard for a spot in the starting eleven. Struggling with an injury and continually linked with a move away from Anfield, the future of the England man looks to be uncertain, but Klopp has confirmed he’s not on the chopping block and will remain at the club through January — and club legend Ian Rush believes take this chance to make a big impact.

“For me I think it would be wrong if Liverpool got rid of him because for me he’s a great finisher,” the Welshman told Omnisport. “Daniel Sturridge is a team player. When you get there it’s about taking that chance and I’m sure his chance will come,” continued Rush. “For me he’s [Sturridge] a major part for Liverpool football club. He’s probably the most gifted finisher we have,” said the former Reds striker. “He’s a fantastic player, fantastic finisher and I’m sure when he’s fit he’ll make himself available.”


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