UCL hero Origi signs new Liverpool contract

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

Origi himself has insisted he always wanted to stay at Liverpool.

Last season Origi earned himself cult-hero status with a stoppage-time derby victor against Everton before scoring twice in the 4-0 Champions League semi-final second leg success over Barcelona and then again in the final victory over Tottenham in Madrid.

Meanwhile, Liverpool - who play their first pre-season friendly against Tranmere on Friday - have no interest in signing Lille forward Nicolas Pepe.

Assurances of game time have been passed on to Origi, who felt comfortable enough to sign an improved deal. So I'm very happy. I made steps during my career.

Manager Jurgen Klopp will initially work with a reduced number of 16 due to the late returns of players on worldwide duty after last month's Champions League final victory, and those still actively involved.

Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori's awful challenge in a Merseyside derby - for which he was red carded - had lingering implications but it was only last season that Origi, who spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Wolfsburg, began to thrive again.

When asked whether he was planning to make any major signings in the coming weeks, Klopp replied: "We have brought them already and you don't realise it. Rhian Brewster, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain didn't play last year, all the young boys didn't play for us last year, they are all new players for us. Those are all important factors as a player".

"[I want] to keep progressing and trying to maximise the potential and talent I have each and every day", Origi told the club's official website.

"I think the next years are going to be very special - prime years, maybe - and I'm going to try to use them to the fullest".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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