Divock Origi: Arnold is my football encyclopedia and this is why
Liverpool Striker Divock Origi has branded Harambee Stars goalkeeper Arnold Origi a football encyclopedia to him since he showed him the way in matters football since he was young.
According to Divock, his cousin Arnold Origi who features for Lillestrom in Norway always wants the Kenya-Belgian to improve and has been a pillar to him, guiding him in his career moves.
-Arnold has been there for me in many decisive moments in my career. When I went to sign my first pre-contract with Genk, he was there. When I went to visit Lille, he was there, he told the Echo.
-When he would visit us in Belgium he would always do a lot of extra training. He showed me the way. He's been like the big brother I never had. He's like a football encyclopedia – he knows every team and player. He always wants the best for me and tries to help me as much as he can, he added.
Origi believes that Divock has the potential to become a top striker in Europe as he has the required qualities. The forward featured for Belgium in the 2014 World Cup and briefly held the record youngest player to score in the World Cup with only 19 years 2 Months, with his goal against Russia handing the Red Devils a chance in the round of 16 but his record was cut by American youngster Julian Green who scored against them with just 17 years.
Divock signed for Liverpool in July 2014 before but the club opted to send him back to Lille for a season loan. His first goals for Liverpool was a hattrick against Southampton in a League cup match played in December 2015 and he scored his first Premier League goal in their 2-2 draw against Westbrom Albion 11 days later.
He has had less playing time at Liverpool this season clocking only 1470 minutes in all competition but has scored 11 goals.