Forward Divock Origi has been in stellar goalscoring form over the past few weeks, notching five goals in his previous five matches. Heading into a pivotal Merseyside Derby matchup with Everton on Monday, his ability to continue that performance level figures to be an important barometer of the team’s success.
He said he expects a competitive game that lives up to the fierce standards of the rivalry.
“It will be a war,” Origi said (via The Echo). “We go there in a very positive way. You want to win this game, you know it will not be easy. It is a derby so it will be special and a very big and important game for us as a club.”
In terms of personal achievement, the striker said his recent play is just the beginning. Given the talent he’s flashed to this point, it’s difficult to disagree with that assessment.
“I am happy to express myself in a positive manner, but I think this is only the beginning,” Origi said. I am feeling better and better. I like to keep my goals target to myself but I am very ambitious. I want to get the best out of my potential.”
He added: “The goals have given me confidence but I still have to grow and now is not the time to be happy. I have to work hard and keep going.”
Liverpool supporters will be hoping that boosted confidence will lead to a game-changing strike against Everton in an important midseason clash.