Divock Origi says he is excited for the future after making his full Premier League debut in Liverpool’s draw at Tottenham.
A string of injury problems in the Reds’ squad led to new manager Jurgen Klopp giving the Belgian international a first start.
Klopp has had just three days with his full squad, after the international break, and the much-anticipated clash at White Hart Lane ended in a stalemate.
But Origi, who Klopp had been interested in bringing to Dortmund, is looking forward to working under his new boss.
“He just wants to play with passion and no fear,” the 20-year-old told Liverpool’s website.
“He believes in everybody – the young players, the old players, we’re all here because we have quality. We just have to work hard and trust him and we all trust him, so I think we can have a good season.
“When you look at the coach, he sends out a very strong feeling, a very powerful feeling. You can see it through the team.
” Klopp had little option but to play Origi after Danny Ings was ruled out with a long-term injury this week, while summer signings Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino were not ready to return from injuries and Daniel Sturridge had a knee problem.
Origi says he feels ‘sorry’ for his team-mates, but he was excited to be given a chance to lead the line.
“I work very hard and I tried to work hard for the team in this game,” the former Lille player said. “It’s a new system and I was very excited, just a bit unlucky with the finishing but I’m sure it will come.
“Everybody has encouraging words for me so I just have to continue like this and it will be okay.
“I feel sorry for the boys that are out but I will just try to support the team and do my best. Everybody says that I have the qualities, I just have to work hard and the goals will come.”