On loan with Ligue 1 side Lille last season, Liverpool striker Divock Origi starred with a hat-trick display in their 3-0 win over Stade Rennais in March.
Divock Origi trained with his Liverpool team-mates for the first time on Monday, after returning from last season’s loan spell with Lille.
While it didn’t quite go to plan for Origi in Ligue 1 last season, he impressed at times in a struggling side, such as in Lille’s 3-0 victory over Stade Rennais in March.
This game saw him end a five-month goal drought with an emphatic hat-trick performance.
The 20-year-old is a player Reds manager Brendan Rodgers rates very highly, as his praise for the Belgian on the announcement of his £10 million signing last summer proves.
“For me, he can be one of the most exciting talents in world football. I genuinely believe that,” he declared last July.
Rodgers later added: “He has everything to be world class.
“He’s super fast, has a wonderful touch, he’s a good size and is aggressive.
“What I like, and what I have in other players, is that humility to work hard.
“I’ve seen enough of him over the course of the last couple of seasons to think this is a kid who, coming into the right environment, can genuinely be world class.”
As his Rennes demolition shows, Origi can thrive in Liverpool’s fast-moving, hardworking attacking line in 2015/16.
The striker recently declared he’s “proud to be a Red.”