Jürgen Klopp has been delighted with what he has seen from Divock Origi during his time managing the club so far, but the German believes there is still plenty more to come from the striker.

The Belgium international impressed during both outings against Manchester City in the past week, as well as finding the back of net in the game at Aston Villa last month.

Liverpool signed Origi in the summer of 2014 from Lille and immediately sent him back out on loan to the French side in order to continue his development.

The No.27 required an adaptation period following his eventual move to Merseyside, but Klopp revealed a chat to calm the youngster down has helped him find his feet and, thus, thrive in his new environment.

"The good thing with a player like Divock is that you can improve on every part of his game - that's cool," said the boss.

"But of course he’s a big talent and everybody knows him for three or four years, so he started really early.

"When we came here, he was injured before and tried to come into the team, into a new club.

"After a few very successful years it [was] then a little bit [of a] difficult year, so he didn't play the most self-confident football in the world.

"He started dribbling a bit too much and things like this and in one situation wanted to show all the skills he has, that was not too clever.

"But I saw this a lot of times, especially with young players, so I talked to him, gave him a little bit of rest and [told him to] cool down.

"You don't have to change the world in one day, really, [I told him], this is what you have to improve."

Origi's first season with the Reds has been halted by injury but, even still, his performances have led him to become a viable option at the top of the field.

Despite his spell on the sidelines, the 20-year-old has featured 22 times this season and scored five goals in the process.

"Everybody saw before his last injury, he made really big steps, really great," Klopp added.

"He used the time to [build] a little bit more muscle, which is important, especially as a striker in England, because they are all very, very physical and strong centre-halves.

"In my opinion, in this moment he plays really cool. He's a very hard worker for the team but with the ball he's really cool, he's smart enough to go behind the line and use his speed and he's technically good enough to play with us and be an option. So it's a really good situation."

Fellow Belgian Christian Benteke has been on the bench in recent weeks and the manager admitted his task of selecting a starting XI has grown more difficult as a result of the strong options within the ranks at Anfield.

However, the 25-year-old did come on as a substitute in Wednesday's 3-0 win over City - a cameo which pleased Klopp.

He said: "If you saw him now in the last game, he came in and it was completely different to the games he had before.

"The problem is at a club like Liverpool, with the strikers we have - Sturridge, Benteke, Origi, Ings injured but here, and Firmino, who we thought it would be a good idea to let him play as a striker too - you have not too much time to show what you are able to do. You need to use the time you've got.

"Christian was not in the best moment in this situation and Sturridge came back and Divock came back and so now they are a little bit ahead in this moment.

"But when I saw Christian coming into the last game, that was really good. He played really well and [did] what he showed in training before, so he's in a good way too. Everything is OK."