DIVOCK Origi has admitted he will have to remain patient to get his chance in the team, amid rumours linking him with a move to Juventus.
The Belgian scored 10 goals in all competitions last season, but is yet to start a league game this campaign, with the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho all in good form — and Daniel Sturridge even having to settle for a spot on the bench.
Origi, currently away on international duty with the Belgian national team, dismissed the rumours insisting he is focusing on forcing his way into Jürgen Klopp’s plans.
“I’ve not heard it. It’s a rumour, as there are many,” he told HLN.
“No, I concentrate fully on Liverpool and the Belgium national team.”
The 21-year-old has scored in both games he has started, against Derby County and Burton Albion in the League Cup, but insists he understands how fierce the competition is for starting spots with the team’s current good form.
“I’ve started both matches of the League Cup, and I scored in both games Liverpool have won almost every game,” he added.
Origi claims Klopp has told him he will have to remain patient to get his chance in the team, as anything can happen, displayed by his rise to first team prominence late last season.
“A manager never changes his winning team. It does not matter to me. Klopp believes in me and says I have to be patient.
“He asked me to stay calm, which is not easy for a footballer. I want to play and be the decisive player that I was last season.
“I scored 10 goals in no time [so] everything can turn quickly in football.”