Liverpool are determined to go all the way in the Europa League, insists Divock Origi, after first place in Group B was confirmed by a goalless draw with FC Sion on Thursday.
The Belgian played the full 90 minutes in Switzerland as a stalemate saw the hosts join the Reds in progressing to the knockout stages of the competition.
It proved a tricky contest for Jürgen Klopp’s team due to the difficult conditions underfoot, but the overall mood was one of satisfaction with concluding the initial phase unbeaten.
The European campaign is now on hold until 2016 but Liverpool will resume the quest with gusto – no matter who they draw in the last 32 – according to Origi.
“It’s never easy to go through, the games weren’t easy, but we did our job,” the striker told Liverpoolfc.com.
“Our objective was to go through and finish first because we are a big club and you have to be ambitious. Hopefully we’ll go far in the tournament and we’ll do everything to go far.
“I know there are some big teams. This is a big competition and we’re also a big team. We just have to be focused on ourselves and be well prepared.”
Chances proved few and far between at the Stade Tourbillon, preventing Origi from adding to the hat-trick he notched in stunning fashion at Southampton last week.
He added: “It wasn’t an easy game, we played on a frozen pitch and they are a good team. But we stayed strong and compact.
“Our game is to play football and on a frozen pitch it is a little bit difficult. We tried to find the solutions. The game was close and we did well to get through and stay compact.”