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Divock Origi Ready to Prove Himself This Season

After arriving in training, the striker discussed his thoughts on his rise to success and how to keep it going this season.

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When healthy last season, Divock Origi flashed his potential and scored 10 goals in all competitions. Now, he hopes to build on his success in Jürgen Klopp's first full year at the helm.

This week, the striker joined the team's pre-season training after spending the first half of the summer with Belgium for the European Championships.

"The first day has been good. I met up with the players, met the new lads, and I can see that everyone is smiling despite the high intensity of the sessions and that's a good thing," he said (via the club's official website). "Pre-season is always tough, but it is nice because you know that this is your base for the season. You want to work hard to be ready for the season."

It's been a rollercoaster few years for Origi, who burst onto the scene as a teenager at the 2014 World Cup. He took time to reflect on what that journey has been like.

"After the World Cup, I got the chance at 19 years of age to play at a high level and sign for one of the biggest clubs in the world," he said. "Before you come here, you don't really know what it means but afterwards, I fell in love with the club."

He added: "I think I've progressed a lot and I know there'll be ups and downs this season because I am still young, but I am ready to progress and help the team."

Though Liverpool have a number of quality options at forward, Origi's continued development will be a key factor in the team's ability to produce goals at a consistent rate this campaign.

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