Divock Origi signs new long-term Liverpool contract

Liverpool’s Champions League hero to remain

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been rewarded for his Champions League heroics last season with a new long-term contract.

It wasn’t that long ago that Origi looked like leaving Liverpool.

It was reported all the way back in January that a loan move to Wolves was in the offing.

However, the transfer never came to fruition, and both the player and Liverpool fans will be glad that it didn’t.

Since that transfer window, Origi has scored some incredibly important goals.

Not only did he score two in the historic Liverpool comeback against Barcelona at Anfield, but the Belgian also scored the second goal in Liverpool’s Champions League final clash with Tottenham.

Now, after his pivotal performances, Origi has been rewarded with a new deal at Anfield.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Divock Origi of Liverpool shoots under pressure from Jordan Pickford of Everton during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“The feeling was always that I wanted to stay and extend my contract”

Speaking about his new deal, Origi claimed that he only wanted to stay and get a new contract over the line.

“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 explained to 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.”


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