Liverpool Striker Reveals Frustration at Bench Role During Second Season at Anfield

Liverpool and Belgium striker Divock​ Origi has spoken of his frustration at being used mainly from the bench in his second season at Anfield, reports ​SB Nation.

Origi has scored eight goals and provided four assists so far this season, appearing in 34 games in all competitions, compared to 10 goals and three assists in 33 games last season. 

These numbers aren’t bad for a 21-year-old striker still developing his game, but that hasn’t stopped a growing sense of disappointment due to the fact that he hasn’t improved his statistics since last season.


Origi feels that this is because his first team starts have been limited, and he has mainly been used as a substitute: “I know what I can do and I play at a top club, I believe in myself and I will get through, but sitting on the bench, there are times that you get down.”

“All I can do is work hard. That is still the goal with Liverpool. That’s my focus. It’s a bit frustrating that I don’t always get the chance to show my qualities. But I have to stay calm and work hard.”

Liverpool signed Origi from Lille for £10m in 2014 but was immediately loaned back to the French side, that season, he scored nine goals in 44 games. 

In total for Lille, the striker scored 16 goals in 89 games. The Belgian international has been capped 22 times and scored three goals in the process.


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