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Watch: Divock Origi vs. Iceland

Liverpool's strikers this season either can't score or are injured. Except for the one who isn't at the club. Today we look at Divock Origi's strong performance for Belgium against Iceland.

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Liverpool's attack isn't clicking and their strikers aren't scoring. In the league, and despite having been out of action for two months, Daniel Sturridge remains the club's top scoring striker. He has one goal. All of which means it's time to check in on Divock Origi, who played 45 minutes for Belgium last night in their friendly against Iceland.

The competition might not have been the best, but the 19-year-old continued to show why he has moved past Romelu Lukaku at the international level. And why Liverpool were so eager to sign him this past summer. It's just a shame, then, that in order to get the deal done, Liverpool had to agree to send him back to Lille for another season in the French league.

A shame for Liverpool, at least. For Origi, it's worked out exceptionally well, and in the longer term could be beneficial to his development in a way that either getting stuck on the bench or as potential saviour for a struggling Liverpool side might not have been. His promise, though, should perhaps temper expectations for a big name striker signing come January.

As for last night against Iceland, Origi played from the right as an inside forward, dropping to link up play before charging down the right. He was a threat whether he drove to the byline and cut the ball back inside or cut inside himself, as on his goal, a viciously dipping shot with his weaker foot that bounced right in front of the Icelandic keeper.

After last season's title challenge, always waiting for the future—looking forward to next year—was supposed to have become a thing of the past for Liverpool fans. It hasn't quite worked out that way. Still, Origi, who doesn't turn 20 until next April, certainly looks like he could be pretty special for Liverpool. Next year. Hopefully.

Video by MostarLFC

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