Origi signs new Liverpool deal
The 24 year-old wrote his name into Anfield folklore thanks to his performances in the Reds' Champions League run last year: the Belgium international netted twice against Barcelona in the semi-finals before scoring the clinching goal in Liverpool's 2-0 final victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
Origi was entering the final 12 months of his previous deal, which would've allowed him to leave for free at the end of the upcoming Premier League season. Various European clubs including Real Betis were reportedly ready to offer the forward a guaranteed starting role during the next campaign, but the Belgian has put an end to the speculation by committing his future to Liverpool.
After joining the Merseyside club in 2014, Origi has scored 28 goals in 98 appearances, but it is reportedly his work ethic and desire to improve that have convinced Jürgen Klopp and co. to offer him a new deal.
“I’m very happy to be able to sign this contract and it gives you a boost at the beginning of the season,” he told the club’s official website.
“I think the next years are going to be very special – prime years, maybe – and I’m going to try to use them to the fullest.”