Premier League - Liverpool complete £10m signing of Belgian star Origi

Liverpool have completed the signing of the Belgium World Cup striker Divock Origi from Lille for a fee believed to be around £10m.

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Premier League - Liverpool complete £10m signing of Belgian star Origi
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Divock Origi

The 19-year-old will immediately be loaned back to the French club and will spend the 2014/15 season in Ligue 1 before moving back to Anfield.

"I am very, very happy and delighted a club as big as Liverpool showed interest in me. I'm very excited," said Origi.

"I know it's a club with a great history, great fans and a lot of great players. For me, Liverpool is one of the greatest clubs in the world and I'm very excited to be part of this great history."

It is Liverpool's six signing of the summer following moves for Southampton trio Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert; Benfica winger Lazar Markovic and Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.

Origi scored just six goals in 35 appearances for Lille last season but was mainly used as a wide man.

However, he impressed at the World Cup in a central striker position and scored the winner in Belgium's 1-0 win over Russia.

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Divock Origi is a really promising youngster. He made a really good start in 2014 and became a regular starter in Lille. When he started in Lille, he scored in his first game in Ligue 1. He is very fast and is able to dribble. Good qualities. And he speaks English.

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