Belgian Divock Origi eplains his best playing position as he works on getting to starting eleven

​​Liverpool and Belgian with Kenyan roots forward Divock Origi has insisted he is more than happy to play as a winger to claim a place in the side.

The 23-year-old Belgian international has found his opportunities limited for the Reds, having being sent out on loan twice in his six years at the club.

But following an excellent display on the left side of Liverpool’s front three in their 5-0 win over ​Watford this week, Origi has told Liverpool’s official club website that he is comfortable playing in that position.

“I liked it,” Origi said. “I always said that I could play in all the positions up front. People maybe saw me more in a Liverpool shirt as a striker, but I definitely can play on the wing and I enjoyed the game.

“Starting at youth level I used to play striker and sometimes on the wing, and then one day before the [Watford] game we had a tactical session where we worked on it, so I mixed both experiences.

“I think I feel comfortable when I’m in that position. Of course I scored a couple of goals like that and because I can play in three positions up front I like to move around and when I turn up on that left side, since I was young that was one of my big qualities. I’m happy that I could show it in such a game.”

Origi’s strike in midweek was his first Premier League goal for Liverpool since his dramatic 96th minute winner against Everton in December, and he claims the goal against Watford was a good confidence boost for him ahead of this weekend’s Merseyside derby.

He added: “I think it was a good boost for me. It’s been a good season for us all and I always said that I wanted to shine my light, so I think having played that game, an important game, and being able to help the team, play my game and show my qualities, I was very happy.

“Enjoying sometimes means working hard and you could see that we were all passionate, the fans were behind us, so it was a very good performance and result.

“[The derby] is going to be an important game for all of us, so it’s a good boost. We need to use this and we have to be fuelled for the next game.”

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