UCL hero Origi signs new Liverpool contract


"Rhian Brewster and Oxlade-Chamberlain didn't play a year ago".

"First and foremost we are in 2019, we should stop talking about the player who scored two goals and overlooking what others do in the other 89 minutes", the manager fired to reporters.

Last season Origi earned himself cult-hero status with a stoppage-time derby victor against Everton before scoring twice in the 4-0 Champions League semi-final second leg success over Barcelona and then again in the final victory over Tottenham in Madrid.

Speaking after the game, Klopp revealed that Glatzel's injury did not look good and as such, he could miss a large portion of the pre-season. "All the young boys today ... they're all new players for us".

Liverpool strolled to a 6-0 win at Prenton Park with Nathaniel Clyne, Curtis Jones, Divock Origi and Bobby Duncan all joining Brewster on the scoresheet.

Liverpool signed 17-year-old defender Sepp van den Berg from Dutch top division side PEC Zwolle last month while Danny Ings, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno have left the club. "Now he is this wonderful player again so it's great to have him and I'm really, really happy about the signing".

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There is also a place for 19-year-old Rhian Brewster, whom Klopp is keen to integrate into the first-team set up for the coming season.

It has been a quiet summer in the transfer market for Liverpool but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said: "I really think it's a win-win situation". He realised it was a tough time (but) we never gave him up in that time, (we never said) "OK, that will never work again", but sometimes in football you don't have enough time. "I don't want to play him down or it down".

Liverpool's next preseason clash sees them face Bradford City on the 14 of July.

"He has to play different positions as well - the centre, wing is possible I think, we will see how we line up, but there will be opportunities for him".