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.

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“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.

“Against Tottenham we had a lot of energy, we pressed, we played with a lot of joy. We are a very strong together as a club with the fans also, it’s a very nice thing.origi spurs

” 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.”

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