Liverpool star Divock Origi will need to start wearing a bigger kit after he gained five kilograms of muscle.
The Belgian international with Kenyan descent starred for the Reds by scoring two goals from the substitutes’ bench during Sunday’s 4-1 triumph over Stoke City at Anfield, adding to his Europa League goal away to Borussia Dortmund last Thursday.
The 20-year-old joined Liverpool last summer from Lille as a light weight but the physicality of the Premier League has seen him placed on a weight training programme and the gains can now be seen.
“You see what confidence does. I think Divock said himself, when he came here everything was different for him,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said after the beating of Stoke.
“He is still a very young player and coming here, he knows everybody’s expectations are very high because he is a highly-rated striker. He had a lot of little injuries. When I came here he was not fit and afterwards he had one or two small things.
“Now the most important thing for him is to stay fit. In the last injury, he used it for a little bit of body strength as everyone can see. Now he has to wear another shirt and another kit!
“I’m not sure if it was five kilos [of muscle], but it was a little bit more. If he’d done the same training, nothing would happen – you need to be a talent and he is that, obviously. He is in a good way.
“He sees it the same way – he is on his way, he is at the start and now we have to work together.”
Liverpool next welcome Dortmund on Thursday for their Europa League return leg quarterfinal match which is leveled 1-1.
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