Summer signing Divock Origi has maintained close contact with Brendan Rodgers since returning to France on a season-long loan and resuming a rich vein of goalscoring form.

Origi signed for Liverpool in July this year, linking up with the squad during their tour of the United States in order to complete the switch, before returning to Lille to fulfil a further spell with the Ligue 1 outfit.

The powerful young forward has hit the back of the net three times in six league appearances for Les Dogues so far this season, helping to propel Rene Girard's side to fourth in the table after nine matches.

Origi was on the scoresheet once again last Wednesday, this time in continental competition, converting a penalty on 77 minutes to clinch a 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg in the Europa League.

The 19-year-old, who will hope to feature for Belgium in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Andorra on Friday, insists he has been buoyed by constant conversations with Liverpool staff such as Rodgers; however, his focus remains on Lille.

"Things are going well, but there is still room for improvement," Origi told Sky Sports. "I'm still working hard trying to prepare myself for the higher level so I'm feeling good and I'm hoping to continue to this form.

"Brendan Rodgers keeps in touch when he can because he is a busy man, but sometimes he sends me messages and sometimes people from Liverpool FC come and visit me in Lille so it's good to see them involved in my progress at Lille and it's nice to know.

"At the moment I'm concentrating on Lille to help them get better and progress. I only want the best for the club and I think Liverpool is now in a new era and they have a fantastic team.

"Mario Balotelli is a great striker, they have Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling is one of the best young players in the world, so there's only positives and we don't have to worry about Liverpool."