Divock Origi has revealed that he has set a number of personal targets for the season ahead as the striker prepares to enter a crucial stage in his Liverpool career.

Origi managed 11 goals last season but had to settle for a place on the bench for much of the season, with Roberto Firmino chosen as Jürgen Klopp’s preferred number 9. Origi told Liverpoolfc.com:

“I’ve made steps and it’s (up to) me to keep progressing. I feel really good so I go into the season with a lot of excitement.”

“I’m going to take it game by game, training session by training session, just trying to express myself and enjoy myself. When I enjoy the game, I always play good.”

“I set personal targets, high targets – it’s always good to be very ambitious and tough on yourself, and I think that will push me to do well.”

The Reds take on Tranmere in their first friendly of a busy pre-season schedule on Wednesday and Origi will be hoping to impress from the start. The arrival of Dominic Solanke has further increased competition amongst the strikers.

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Origi, Firmino, Solanke and Daniel Sturridge are all at Melwood already and will have a month of training together before the new season begins. The Belgian striker says he has not yet spoken to Jürgen Klopp 1-on-1 about targets for the season and where the manager plans on fitting him in.

“He always expects us to be ambitious and give our best. I haven’t really spoken to him one on one but, for me, I already know what I have to do.”

“I’ll just go with a lot of excitement and enjoy the game and try to take every minute I get.”

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