Liverpool have signed a new long-term contract to retain its Champions League hero Divock Origi, the club announced on Wednesday.
“Divock Origi has committed his future to Liverpool Football Club by signing a new long-term contract at Melwood today,” Liverpool said in a statement without revealing details over the length of the deal.
The Belgium international footballer appeared very comfortable at Anfield since he signed from Lille in 2014. Moreover, he made his mark when by scoring twice in an outstanding 4-0 win over Barcelona in last season’s Champions League semi-final, second leg to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit.
Origi also made a remarkable mark when he scored again in the final victory against Tottenham, which saw Liverpool through as the sixth time winner of the title.
“It’s a story really only football can write,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
“We wanted to sign him again, to extend the contract, and the nice thing is he wanted to as well. He realised it was a tough time (but) we never gave him up in that time.”
Origi was to deal with the final 12 months of his old deal before the current signing.
“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. 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.” said the Champions League winner Origi.