Origi aiming to emulate Sturridge

Liverpool youngster Divock Origi has revealed he is looking to learn from teammate Daniel Sturridge and emulate his progress at the club.

The Belgium international has seemingly jumped ahead of compatriot Christian Benteke in the pecking order at Anfield following a string of impressive performances over the past few months.

And, having scored three goals in his last two appearances, Origi will soon be challenging Sturridge for a regular starting berth if he continues to improve.

"He's a big player, so when I play with him I see a lot of things I can bring out in my game," Origi said of Sturridge.

"I try to see how Daniel moves. He moves very smartly, he comes between the lines and he finishes very well.

"He is creative, so he has a lot of qualities and talent. That's my aim – to make the same progress as him.

"My qualities are more when I move around and use my speed. You have to learn how to use this. I have seen big improvements."

The 20-year-old Origi started in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final clash with Dortmund last week, scoring the opening goal in a 1-1 draw at Signal Iduna Park.

However, it remains to be seen whether Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will hand the former Lille frontman another start in Thursday night's decisive clash at Anfield.