Origi talks in cliches as he assesses Liverpool title hopes

Date published: Monday 16th January 2017 12:47

Divock Origi: Gives his thoughts on Premier League title race

Liverpool striker Divock Origi insists the players are neither looking too far ahead nor at the teams around them in the Premier League.

The Belgian striker wasn’t at his most effective during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United; his performance drawing some criticism from Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher after the game.

The Belgium striker, who has not scored in seven appearances after a run of a goal a game in five successive matches, said: “I think it’s very tight above but you just have to look at it game by game.

“There’s still a lot of big games, important games, so we have to stay together and finish well.

“Overall, it was an intense game and of course we wanted to win, so I think we have to analyse the game after to see what was good and what was bad.”

Jurgen Klopp also offered an optimistic outlook after the draw, the Reds boss saying:

“We cannot look at it. I think we are in the region of the table where we have to be,” he said when asked about his side’s title chances.

“In this moment, maybe for us it’s a little bit more difficult to play our best because not everybody is available but everybody could see we will fight for it 100 per cent.

“There will be a moment when we are the better side – when everybody is back, in shape, healthy, fit and then we will see how the base is then.

“The performance (at Old Trafford) was absolutely more than okay.”

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