Divock Origi: "Liverpool already showing signs of change under Klopp"

Divock Origi believes Liverpool have already begun to witness the changes brought about by Jürgen Klopp's style of management.

The Belgian striker was handed his first Premier League start after Daniel Sturridge was ruled out with a minor knee injury prior to the trip to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The 20-year-old almost marked his first start with a bang as he crashed a header off the underside of the bar from close range early in the first-half, before testing Hugo Lloris with a low drive in the final minutes.

And whilst they eventually had to settle for a point in Klopp's first game in charge, an injury-stricken Liverpool side showed evidence of adjusting to their new manager's demands.

Origi insisted that Klopp, who explained that he had shown interest in taking the youngster to Borussia Dortmund before he made the £10 million move from Lille to Merseyside, instructed the Reds "to play with passion and no fear."

The forward added that the German coach "believes in everybody" regardless of their age and explained that the entire squad are at Anfield because they all have quality.

Evaluating their spirited display, Origi said that the team must "work hard and trust him" moving forward in order to have a "good season" - which he believes they can.

The Reds' new boss, who has already galvanised the club's supporters - who unfurled banners and flags emblazoned with the German national flag in the away end in the capital - sends out a "very strong feeling" according to Klopp, which he hailed as "powerful" and said is obvious throughout the team.

Origi hoping goals will start to flow

The Belgium international added that they played with "a lot of energy", pressed and "played with a lot of joy" as they put in a performance that showed they are "very strong" as a team and a club altogether.

Origi had only made three appearances prior to the trip to North London, playing just 17 minutes in the league after coming on as a late substitute against Manchester United last month.

Though he was largely starved of service and support, Origi - assessing his own performance - believes he will be able to contribute more freely as he settles into English football.

He declared that he "tried to work hard" for his team-mates, explaining his excitement at working in a "new system" under a new manager and said he was a "bit unlucky" with his finishing - which he is "sure" will come.

With Klopp having had words with Origi throughout, he revealed that he has received "encouraging words" in the last few days and has vowed to continue working hard to improve his game.

Asked whether the injuries to the side will present him with more first-team opportunities, he expressed his sympathy with those out - after Sturridge picked up a knock and Danny Ings suffered an injury which will keep him out for the rest of the campaign.

But he declared to "try to support and the team" and give his best whenever he is played, adding that he has been told he has the qualities - but that he has to "work hard" and the "goals will come."