Origi ready to fight for first-team spot

INJURY DISRUPTION: Origi was on form last season but he picked up an ankle injury in April.


    Jul 26, 2016

    Origi ready to fight for first-team spot


    STRIKER Divock Origi does not fear competition for places at Liverpool and said he is ready to fight for a first-team place after the club brought in a host of players during the close season.

    Origi, who initially struggled to break into the starting line-up, impressed last season, scoring 10 goals in 33 appearances.

    But his form was disrupted by an ankle injury sustained in April.

    Manager Juergen Klopp has added seven players, including midfielders Marko Grujic and Giorginio Wijnaldum, and forward Sadio Mane.

    "We have to push each other and support each other so we can achieve that.

    "It's the reason I came to Liverpool, to have challenges," Origi added.

    "We all have qualities but we have to unite together and show we can do great things together."

    Liverpool, who finished eighth in the Premier League last season, will start their new campaign with a trip to Arsenal on Aug 13.