Rodgers talks up future Anfield superstar to be one of the best.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has talked up the arrival of striker Divock Origi when he arrives from his loan spell with Lille at the end of the season, the Daily Star reports.
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The Anfield boss signed the young Belgian striker following a surprise showing at his country’s World Cup campaign, and promptly splashed out on the starlet before loaning him back to Lille for the season.
Rodgers admitted the only way Liverpool could convince Lille to sell was to allow him to remain with them for an extra year.
But he has talked up the arrival of the teenage striking sensation, and insisted that he has the potential to be a world class star.
“It’s no good now, I know, but we took a player in Divock Origi who we believe will be world class,” he said.
“We will get him [back from Lille] next summer. Now he is a top player.
“He has everything — the speed, the profile and so on.
“But we couldn’t bring him in now and that was unfortunate because he can run in behind, he can keep the ball, press and run but that was part of the deal.
“There were very few top-class forwards who were available.”
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