By 90Min
February 06, 2018

Liverpool star Divock Origi has revealed the just how much importance manager Jurgen Klopp has to him, in a tell-all interview with T-Online.

The winger is currently on loan with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg and is due to return to Anfield in the summer.

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He has made 18 appearances in the German top flight so far, 15 of which have been starts, scoring five goals.

It's been a pretty decent season so far for the 22-year-old, and on Wolfsburg as a collective, he said: "We are still in the start-up phase and have a young, ambitious team. With Martin Schmidt a great coach, a great stadium - but sometimes it is still missing in the details. We often feel like 'we're so close' and then it's not enough. But that's exactly what makes me feel good."

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Origi attributes his development to his boss back on Merseyside Klopp, insisting the German has been a pivotal figure for him.

He said: "From the first day he said to me 'I believe in you' - and he showed that too. He was always very approachable and taught me so much.

 

"He told me about his experiences and how I had to improve. Jürgen Klopp was incredibly important to me. Especially with a big club like Liverpool, you need someone to guide you when you're young. That was my great luck."

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Origi also revealed his boyhood hero - none other than a man he'll be working alongside in the Belgian national side int he run up to the World Cup, Thierry Henry.

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"I used to watch clips of him on YouTube. And Ronaldinho, Ronaldo... players who were passionate about it," he added.

Origi will be hoping for a strong finish to the season with Wolfsburg who, despite sitting 13th, have only lost five times in the league. They have,however, drawn 12 - the most of any team in the division.

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