Brendan Rodgers says summer signing Divock Origi has all the attributes to become a ‘world class’ striker, reports the Daily Star.
The Belgian teenager completed a £10million move to Anfield in the summer, before heading back to Lille on a season long loan as part of the deal.
And Rodgers could not hide his disappointment at not having the 19-year-old available to him this season, with the Reds currently struggling in front of goal.
Rodgers said: “It’s no good now, I know, but we took a player in Divock Origi who we believe will be world class.
“We will get him [back from Lille] next summer. Now he is a top player.
“He has everything — the speed, the profile and so on.
“But we couldn’t bring him in now and that was unfortunate because he can run in behind, he can keep the ball, press and run but that was part of the deal.
“There were very few top-class forwards who were available.”
Origi has hit three goals in six matches in Ligue 1, and also has a goal in the Europa League to his name so far this season.