Champions League hero Divock Origi signs new long-term contract with Liverpool

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Champions League hero, Divock Origi has committed his future to Liverpool Football Club by signing a new long-term contract to stay with the European champions.

The 24-year-old Belgian striker, who signed from Lille in 2014 penned the deal with the Reds today.

Origi’s place in Anfield was cemented when he scored the second goal in last month’s Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur to secure the club’s sixth European Cup.

Before the goal in the final clash, the No.27 had scored twice in the historic semi-final second-leg to complete a comeback against Barcelona at Anfield.

“I’m very happy to be able to sign this contract and it gives you a boost at the beginning of the season, as well as the end of the season last year. So I’m very happy,” Origi told Liverpoolfc.com.

“I always felt comfortable here. I made steps during my career, I say that I became a man here at this club, I signed when I was 19.

“When we had to make the decision I just wanted to speak with the club first and my entourage, but the feeling was always that I wanted to stay and extend my contract.

“It’s an amazing club, we have a good group, the staff are amazing. Even coming into Melwood, the people that work here and everything, you feel there is something special going on here.

“We’re still young so there’s a lot of potential in the group. I’m just having fun in training and on the pitch. Those are all important factors as a player.”