Liverpool forward Divock Origi is determined to prove his worth to the club to cement a place in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
With Daniel Sturridge out injured and Christian Benteke struggling for goals, the young Belgian may well have a chance to impress over the busy festive period.
The 20-year-old has only started seven matches for the Reds in all competitions so far this season, but he did score a hat-trick during the club’s 6-1 victory over Southampton in the Capital One Cup earlier this month.
The former Lille player is now keen to build on that impressive showing, but he knows it will take time for him to consistently show why the club signed him for 12million euros in the summer of 2014.
He said: “To prove yourself, you have to prove yourself over the longer term, not just one game.”
Belgium international Origi is confident that he has the ability to succeed on Merseyside, but admits that he is not the finished article.
He added: “I am still young so I have to bring my enthusiasm to the game, believe and help the team in this way. I always have belief. I know I have a lot to learn and I have to progress a lot.”
Origi will be hoping that he gets another chance to impress when Klopp’s side travel to Switzerland to take on Sion in the Europa League on Thursday.
The Reds are already assured of their place in the knockout stages and only need a point to finish top of a group that also contains Rubin Kazan and Bordeaux.
The Merseysiders are slight favourites at 2.25 to win the match, whilst Sion are available at 3.50 and the draw is on offer at 3.10.