Divock Origi has signed a new long-term deal at Liverpool, putting an end to any speculation regarding his future at the club.
The Reds’ No.27, whose current contract was due to expire next summer, put pen to paper on an extension, which the club announced last night.
And the 24-year-old was understandably delighted to ensure his time at Anfield continues beyond 2020.
“I’m very happy to be able to sign this contract and it gives you a boost at the beginning of the season, as well as the end of the season last year. So I’m very happy,” Origi told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I always felt comfortable here. I made steps during my career, I say that I became a man here at this club, I signed when I was 19.
“When we had to make the decision I just wanted to speak with the club first and my entourage, but the feeling was always that I wanted to stay and extend my contract.
“It’s an amazing club, we have a good group, the staff are amazing. Even coming into Melwood, the people that work here and everything, you feel there is something special going on here.
“We’re still young so there’s a lot of potential in the group. I’m just having fun in training and on the pitch. Those are all important factors as a player.”
The striker added: “[I want] to keep progressing and trying to maximise the potential and talent I have each and every day.
“At the end of my career I want to sit back and be proud that I used all of my gifts and talents.
“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.”