Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes “there is no better place in the world” for striker Divock Origi to realise his potential.
The Belgian forward has scored five goals in five appearances for the Reds after injuries to Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge gave him an opportunity to stake a claim for a more regular first-team place.
Ahead of the Merseyside derby, Henderson has been impressed with the impact that Origi has made and said that he go on to become the Reds’ main striker in the future.
“It’s very exciting,” Henderson told the Liverpool Echo.
“He’s a brilliant lad as well. He works really hard. He’s got great potential but he’s also producing now.
“I think he’s learning a lot from the manager and the coaching staff here.
“For me, there is no better place in the world for him to be. This is the perfect place for him to learn, improve and get better. The same goes for all of us as players.
“Divock has been brilliant. He might not have got as much game time as he would have liked over the first few months of this season.
“But he stayed patient and worked hard. He was training well and just quietly waiting to get his chance.
“Now he’s been given it, he’s coming up with the goods. He’s produced some really good performances and just needs to carry that on.”