Divock Origi looking ahead to "exciting" 2016-17 campaign with Liverpool

Liverpool striker Divock Origi believes that Jürgen Klopp's squad have all the tools and the qualities to make next season a successful one despite losing the UEFA Europa League final last week to end 2015-16 on a disappointing tone.

Divock Origi looking ahead to "exciting" 2016-17 campaign with Liverpool
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Divock Origi believes next season can be an "exciting" one for him and his Liverpool teammates despite ending 2015-16 with the disappointment of losing the Europa League final.

The 21-year-old made his comeback from an ankle injury as a second-half substitute as the Reds fell 3-1 to La Liga outfit Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park in Basel last week despite Daniel Sturridge's opening goal.

Although Origi couldn't swing the momentum back in his side's favour, the Belgian's return from injury allowed him to round off an excellent personal campaign after scoring 10 goals on Merseyside.

Despite Jürgen Klopp's charges losing two cup finals this season after being beaten in the Capital One Cup final back in February, the striker insists that he's pleased to have made such progress across the season and believes the team can respond positively next term.

Origi confident of Liverpool enjoying bright future

Looking at the positives of the season, Origi insisted that Liverpool have "played two finals" in such a short time under Klopp and said that despite losing both, they "have a lot of talent" in the group.

"It's good for me to play with big players and make steps every day," he continued, before adding that the squad are "going to do everything" next season to be successful as he said: "I think we have the qualities. It will be an exciting season for us."

Origi become a fans' favourite towards the climax of the campaign with several big goals. (Picture: Getty Images)
Origi become a fans' favourite towards the climax of the campaign with several big goals. (Picture: Getty Images)

Though the Reds finished eighth, meaning they are without European football next year, Origi believes they can make the most of "more training time" which they can take advantage of "to become better."

"A lot of things have happened this year," explained the young forward, who said that they have enjoyed "a lot of good moments" but also some "lower moments" throughout the course of the campaign.

Despite some of the disappointments, Origi believes he's "gained a lot of experience" and that to be able to play in the Premier League, which he called "the best league in the world and the most intensive league in the world", was "very important" for his development "to take this step" as he said they were "all challenges."

Striker keen to play his part for country in the Euros

After such a memorable maiden campaign at Anfield, Origi has been rewarded with a spot in Belgium's squad for Euro 2016, two years after his break-out World Cup with the Red Devils two years ago.

He returned ahead of schedule for the Europa League final and has proved his full fitness in time to be included in Marc Wilmots' team, where he is expected to play out wide with such fierce competition for places up front.

Origi acknowledged that he took "a little risk" by playing against Sevilla and said that "luckily" he didn't "have to regret it physically" and that he "didn't even feel any pain."

Speaking to the Belgian press, he explained: "I prefer to play through the middle but if I'm here, it's to be service to the team in the position that they want to entrust to me."

The Reds' No.27 insisted that he's "sometimes on the wing" for Liverpool but said that he didn't play up front on his own. However, he insisted that he's not worried because he considers himself "a number nine who's capable of slipping to the wing" and said: "Ultimately, it's the best who will play and who will lead us as far as possible."

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