Liverpool are reportedly confident that Divock Origi will sign a new long-term deal with the club after the forward held talks with J├╝rgen Klopp.

Origi is about to enter the final year of his Anfield contract, but has enjoyed one of the more unlikely renaissances in the club's recent history.

Origi netted a 96th-minute winner against Everton in the Merseyside derby, headed a late goal at Newcastle which ensured that the Premier League title race would go down to the last day, scored twice in the unforgettable Anfield comeback against Barcelona and climbed off the bench to wrap up victory in the Champions League final against Tottenham in Madrid.

Even when he hasn't been in the team, Origi is said to have impressed Klopp and Anfield coaches with his attitude in training and his preparation for games.

And Football Insider report that Klopp has held talks with Origi while away on holiday, and the Reds boss is confident that the 24-year-old will agree to a new five-year deal.

Klopp is said to have told Origi that Liverpool will be relying on him in the opening weeks of the season, especially as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will be eased back into action following their involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations and Copa America respectively.

With no major attacking transfer arrivals expected, Origi could start the season for the Reds, who begin the 2019-20 Premier League with a home fixture against newly-promoted Norwich on August 9.

Source: Daily Mirror

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