As per the Liverpool Echo, the Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has praised his compatriot and team-mate Divock Origi and admitted that the young striker can be the top performer for Liverpool in 2016/17 campaign.
During his interview with Echo, the 28-year-old goalkeeper said that he expects Origi to score more than 10 goals this season.
He said: “If he can stay injury free then I’d expect him to kick on a level this season. Without the injuries last season he would have scored more than 10.”
The 21-year-old Divock Origi missed a big part of the end of the season after he suffered from an injury with was followed by the terrible tackle of Everton defender Funes Mori in the Merseyside derby.
He also received a call up for the Belgium team for Euro 2016 tournament in France, but was limited to just two matches off the bench.
However, Mignolet is very optimistic about Origi’s future at Liverpool: “Divock showed what he can do [against Milan].
“I know when he cuts in like that what can happen. There’s always a good chance he will find the net.He came on and made a big difference and that’s what you want to see from him. Let’s hope he keeps progressing and evolving as a player.
“He came on and made a big difference and that’s what you want to see from him. Let’s hope he keeps progressing and evolving as a player.
“If he can stay fit and keeps working as hard as he is in the moment then he will score more for us.” He said.