Brendan Rodgers continues to add at Liverpool

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has completed his sixth signing of the summer with the acquisition of Lille striker Divock Origi for a fee of £10million.

Rodgers has been quick to act since the end of last season as he looks to build a squad capable of competing both in the Premier League and the Champions League.

The Northern Irishman has been handed the cash to re-build following the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75million.

Origi featured for Belgium at the World Cup in Brazil and his exploits caught the eye of a number of clubs around Europe.

The 19-year-old played in all five of the Red Devils’ games, as the European outfit made the last eight, and he scored in the win over Russia.

The frontman has agreed a five-year deal at Anfield but has been immediately loaned back to Lille for the forthcoming season.
Origi said: “I am very happy and delighted a club as big as Liverpool showed interest in me.

“I’m very excited. 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.”

Liverpool, who are 26.00 to win the Champions League, have also completed the signings of Southampton trio Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren during the summer transfer window, while Emre Can of Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica’s Lazar Markovic have also completed moves.

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