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  • David Tyrer

Origi: I'm happy to play anywhere for Liverpool

Before his stoppage time winner at Anfield in December's Merseyside derby, most Liverpool fans had no doubt forgotten that Digock Origi was still at the club.

The Belgian international had been resigned to loan moves and bench warming since Klopp's first half season in charge, in which he'd picked up an unfortunate injury in his previous derby appearance. So, while it was a fantastic moment for Reds, it was likely a cathartic moment for Origi.

Since that game last year, he's found himself included in most match day squads and is often Klopp's go to attacking substitute from the bench. It hasn't quite all gone the forward's way in those appearances but his graft and work-rate can't be denied.

In an interview he gave to the Official Liverpool FC magazine, he shed some light on an attitude that has seen him work his way back into the manager's favour since the turn of the year.

He said: "It is a squad game and, like I have always said, I try to shine my light whenever I get my opportunity.

"I focus on what I can do to help the team in whatever capacity that is. I just have to stay positive. I know that we have big goals so whatever role I am asked to play, I am happy to do that.

"Of course I am ambitious and I want to play as much as possible but the most important thing is our team and the team goals."

With 7 Premier League games and at least 2 more matches in the Champions League still to come, it's likely that Origi will see a good few appearances yet before the season reaches its climax and big Div just wants to help the team win every game.

He continued: "We have a lot of quality and we just have to focus on the things that we have to do every week to be at our best. In the end those are the things that we can control.

"Of course, we will try to win every game. We know that if we can do that then we can make a chance at the end of the season. We have a very good group here at the club so we just have to try to stay positive and keep on going.

"Starting with every training session we have to be trying to perform to our best, in every match we have to be trying to perform to our best.

"Whatever happens - negative or positive - we just have to keep on going and then at the end of the season we’ll see how things have gone."

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