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Klopp to Origi: "Be a killer"

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Ahead of Belgium's game against Italy on Monday, Divock Origi talks about the special advice that Klopp gave him.

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One of the most exciting parts of this past season for Liverpool fans was the emergence of the young Belgian striker Divock Origi. He's grown by leaps and bounds under Klopp's tutelage, and recently he spoke to L'Equipe about Klopp's influence and the advice he gave him.

"He taught me to play in his system, and trusted me. It was not easy to arrive at this club. I am young. There were people who doubted me. Personally, I never doubted myself. Klopp asked me to play with instinct. He said he saw the qualities in me.

"That’s right, you have to be a killer. There were things I had to learn. We worked a lot in front of goal in Liverpool. Physically too. He helped me take that step."

The way that Origi packed on the muscle over the course of the season is proof of his changing physicality. The 10 goals and 3 assists he notched, despite suffering through several injury setbacks, is proof of his growing confidence in front of the goal.

Liverpool fans look forward to seeing him and -- knock on wood -- a healthy Daniel Sturridge tear it up in the Premier League next season. In the mean time, the Euros beckon, and Origi will hope to extend his excellent run of form for his country.