Origi: I showed my quality

Liverpool striker Divock Origi took his chance to shine with a hattrick in their 6-1 win over Southampton in the League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old Belgium international had yet to score for the Reds since completing his move from Lille, but followed Daniel Sturridge's brace with three of his own as they battered the Saints at St Mary's.

"We qualified for the semi-finals and the team performance was very strong," he told Sky Sports. "Coming in as a young boy in England is never easy but here I've been able to show my quality.

"I already did this last year but I think I have worked very hard and I had the support of everybody.

"I think [the game] was difficult. We didn't have the best start but we showed a great mentality as a team. Daniel [Sturridge] scored two goals of great quality."

The Reds will now face Stoke City in the semi-final after the Potters overcame Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, with Everton and Manchester City contesting the other semi-final.

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