Divock Origi’s season in Germany did not go as planned. He went on loan to struggling Bundesliga side Wolfsburg and the results were lacklustre at best. He scored seven goals in 36 appearances, and fell in and out of a side who just barely beat the relegation battle.
His poor season kept him out of Belgium’s World Cup squad, despite having made it in 2014, which must have been a painful blow to the 23-year-old.
Speaking while on vacation, Origi ruminated on his season, but remained confident that he could bounce back from this disappointing campaign.
“Many times after a game, I get the feeling that I have not done enough, I should have done better,” he admitted. “Of course there is room for improvement. I have worked under several coaches and wish to appreciate each one of them. Jurgen Klopp though has helped me improve, he knows how to push you into performing, he knows exactly what should happen.”
In a few weeks, Origi will return to Melwood to begin pre-season training with Klopp while his future remains influx. With the additions that the transfer committee is bringing into the team, it’s hard to see how Dominic Solanke, let alone Origi, will find much game time. While it’s impossible to know what the future holds, or how well Origi might impress during training, it seems likely that he’ll be playing somewhere else come August.