Liverpool can be “surprise” package this season, says Divock Origi

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Divock Origi celebrates a goal against Stoke City in the Premier League
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Divock Origi is aware of the challenges but is also confident that Liverpool can achieve success this season.

Liverpool are just days away from the beginning of the 2016/17 Premier League season which kicks-off with a tough test at the Emirates against Arsenal.

Liverpool’s young Belgian forward isn’t taking no for an answer even though he accepts that there will be plenty obstacles in the way.

“We want to achieve the highest [targets] possible,” Origi told the official website.

“It’s never easy but we have to stick together as a team and as a club.

“We know there will be good moments [and] moments that will be more difficult, but eventually, if we stick together, if we have the same plan, the same ambition, the same hunger, and if every teammate tries to help each other, I think we will stand very strong.

“We have a very big group with very talented players and we have very good staff.

“Everything is there to do great things so we always have to keep hope and keep pushing until the end and if we do this I’m convinced we can surprise people this year.”

It won’t be much of a surprise if you go telling people, Divock. That being said it won’t be all that surprising if Origi racks up the goals this season after two well take goals against both AC Milan and Barcelona.

While he may be injured right now, Sturridge will be challenged by Origi for his place in the team when fit given the latter’s suitability in Klopp’s high pressing system.

“I’m feeling very good. I’m feeling sharp, I’m working very hard and I’m learning every day,” he added.

“Every moment, day by day, I just try to maximise everything; if it’s training, if it’s recovery or game time, or opportunities to score.

“If you can do this, of course you reach big things, so that’s my goal this year: to be top on every level and try to be on a high level.

“We know it’s not that easy, especially as I’m on a learning process, so I just have to give everything I have got and see what it brings.

“I’ve always felt I’m a No.9. I can play alone up front and with another striker – even on the wing – but my strongest position is when I play as a No.9.

“The manager knows my qualities very well and he knows how to use me so my main aim is to help the team. Wherever I play I always try to help the team and score goals.

“I have spent a lot of time in the gym. When I came here I used to watch the other players a lot and see how they were working in the gym and how they adapted to English football on and off the pitch.

“I tried to do the same and it had a lot of benefits for my daily living and from a mental aspect.”

Origi could play as a number 9 against Arsenal on Sunday unless Klopp chooses to field the same front three of Coutinho, Firmino and Mané that devastated Barcelona.

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