One Dominic Solanke jumped ahead of Belgian striker Divock Origi in Klopp’s plans this summer, the writing was on the wall for the young player. Origi asked for a loan move to get more consistent playing time, and has been plying his trade in Germany this season.
With four goals in 11 league appearances, Origi has done well at Wolfsburg. He’s been asked to play on the right-wing by new manager Martin Schmidt, a position he had some familiarity with.
“There are a lot of things you learn from playing wide,” he said. “You also understand the way that you can coordinate with the front three or front two.
“When you come in from the wide position you don’t feel awkward, but at the same time playing as a striker for a while now at Liverpool made me learn more about the striker position, so it’s about combining it.
“There are not a lot of strikers that play this way. I am lucky for example that I have someone like Henry at the national team, who also played on the wing and then as a striker.”
While Origi is enjoying the chance to prove himself, he admits that his Liverpool future is uncertain.
“It’s difficult to say, what I can say is that I want to one day show my talent at a constant level,” he said. “That comes from playing, learning, expressing yourself and going through good and difficult moments.
“That’s what I am experiencing now at Wolfsburg. It can come quickly or it can take some more time. Everything can happen, I can have injuries or whatever, but of course I try to make the most of it. One thing for sure is that I believe in my ability and we will see where it goes.”
At only 22-years-old, Origi still has plenty of time to grow into his abilities as a player. With Firmino, Salah, Sturridge, and Solanke currently on Liverpool’s books, however, it’s hard to see a place for him at Anfield at the moment.