Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes Liverpool could have one of the future best players in the world on their books, having watched summer signing Divock Origi at close quarters for Belgium, reports the Daily Star.
Origi completed a £10million move to Anfield from Lille in the summer, before returning to the Ligue 1 club on loan for the 2014-15 season.
He is making an impression for the Belgian national side as well, starting ahead of Everton’s £28million striker Romelu Lukaku and scoring a fine goal in the 6-0 win over Andorra.
And his performances have prompted Kompany to predict a big future for the 19-year-old.
Kompany said: ”He is very gifted and talented,
“Technically, he’s a monster
“More importantly, he is an outstanding worker in training. I see him working like crazy.
“If he continues in this way, in a few years he will be among the five or ten best strikers in the world.”
Origi revealed last week he was in regular contact with Brendan Rodgers, who has previously tipped the youngster to become world class.
Rodgers said: “We took a player in Divock Origi who we believe will be world class and we’ll get him next summer.
“He is a top player. He has everything – the speed, the profile and he can play now but our deal was that we couldn’t bring him in now.
“That was unfortunate because he can run in behind, he can keep the ball, he can press and he can run.”