Divock Origi left with mixed feelings after Liverpool’s draw with West Ham

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Divock Origi feels he is now truly finding his feet in a Liverpool shirt, but was left frustrated by the Reds’ 2-2 draw with West Ham on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp‘s men dropped more points in the title race as Slaven Bilic’s struggling Hammers side earned a point at Anfield.

Sloppy goals were once again conceded, and with Premier League leaders Chelsea beating West Brom earlier in the day, there is now a six-point gap between the two teams.

Origi scored Liverpool’s second goal against West Ham, meaning he has found the net in each of his last four appearances.

The 21-year-old admits he is growing more and more accustomed to his team-mates, having failed to nail down a regular starting place thus far.

“You always try to score and I feel that I’m growing in the game,” Origi said.

“As a player you need game time and the more I play the more I feel better but I still want to make steps.

“The most important thing is that you make steps but also win again.

“[It helps] having more game time and when you play with your team-mates you start learning how they play and they learn how I play

“The more I play, the more I see their movements so that’s good.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 11, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi scores the second goal against West Ham United after a mistake but goalkeeper Darren Randolph to make the score 2-2 during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Origi couldn’t hide the disappointment of the Reds losing further ground at the top, however, but believes there is still a long way to go.

“It’s a busy period so for us it’s good that you can concentrate on the next game and we want to win, for sure,” he added.

“The season is long and in the Premier League anything can happen, as you’ve seen before. We don’t lose hope, we just use this to come back stronger and I’m sure we will.

“The most important thing is to cool down and we will evaluate the game with the staff.

“There are points that we have to work on but you just have to use the experience to come back stronger.

“We are all disappointed, we wanted to win today. They were in front and we came back but maybe it was a little bit too late.

“In the end, we showed that we wanted to win and we missed a couple of chances but next time I think we have to focus more and choose our moments to press and maybe luck will be on our side.”

Origi’s goalscoring form has been a plus point in an otherwise poor run by Liverpool.

Since returning from the international break, they have played five games—Southampton, Sunderland, Leeds, Bournemouth and West Ham—but not hit top gear in any of them.

The matches continue to come thick and fast, with Wednesday’s Premier League trip to Middlesbrough another huge test of Liverpool’s title credentials.

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