Divock Origi has suggested that his future may lie away from Liverpool after revealing he is loving life in Germany.
The Belgium forward says Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wished him “good luck” when he decided to move to Wolfsburg on a season-long loan deal in the summer.
The arrivals of Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke were enough for Origi to decide that his immediate future lay away from Anfield and the 22-year-old believes the decision is paying dividends.
The striker enjoyed his time on Merseyside, but is unsure where his long-term future will be.
“It’s difficult to say, what I can say is that I want to one day show my talent at a constant level. That comes from playing, learning, expressing yourself and going through good and difficult moments,” Origi told The Independent.
“That’s what I am experiencing now at Wolfsburg. It can come quickly or it can take some more time. Everything can happen, I can have injuries or whatever, but of course I try to make the most of it. One thing for sure is that I believe in my ability and we will see where it goes.”
Origi, who has scored four times in 11 Bundesliga games for the 14th-placed side, says he is now at a club where he can develop.
“I’m happy. I’m in a place that I can grow, I can play and I can learn a lot. It’s a very big league, with interesting games. I can only see it in a positive way and I’m just trying to take the maximum out of it,” he added.
Origi had no bad words for Klopp, despite making only 14 Premier League starts last season.
“When I made my choice, whatever choice I make, if the club is ok with it they will agree with it. I think he was behind my choice and he (Klopp) wished me good luck.
“I think most people know how he is – energetic, passionate, loves football and a leader, a real leader. He is very personable, warm person. A real leader that you need to identify yourself with and people can identify with.”
Origi’s contract is up at Liverpool next summer and he will be able to speak to interested parties over a free-transfer switch in January.