Divock Origi has backed himself to score goals regularly for Liverpool after a disappointing start to his Anfield career under Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irishman was shown the exit door after a poor display in all competitions and was replaced by Jurgen Klopp.
The Belgium international was signed by Rodgers from Lille for £10m ($15.4m) in the summer of 2014. He spent the last season on loan with the Ligue 1 outfit and returned to Merseyside earlier in the summer. Prior to the Tottenham Hotspur clash, Origi made only one appearance in the league this term.
Klopp revealed he tried to sign Origi for Borussia Dortmund, while he was in charge of the Bundesliga outfit. Injuries to Danny Ings, Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge forced the German manager to start Origi up front against the north London club.
Origi came close to scoring his first Premier League goal early in the first half. The 20-year-old admitted that he has received a lot of praise for his performance against Mauricio Pochettino's side.
"I work very hard and I tried to work hard for the team today. It's a new system and I was very excited, just a bit unlucky with the finishing but I'm sure it'll come," Origi told Liverpool's official website.
"Everybody has encouraging words for me so I just have to continue like this and it will be okay. I feel for sorry for the boys that are out but I will just try to support the team and do my best. Everybody says that I have the qualities, I just have to work hard and the goals will come."
The goalless draw against Tottenham was Klopp's first game in charge as Liverpool manager. Origi revealed the former Dortmund boss urged him and his teammates to play with passion and no fear against the White Hart Lane outfit.
"[Klopp told us] just to play with passion and no fear. He believes in everybody - the young players, the old players, we're all here because we have quality. We just have to work hard and trust him, and we all trust him so I think we can have a good season," the Belgian explained.
"When you look at the coach, he sends out a very strong feeling, a very powerful feeling. You can see it through the team. Today we had a lot of energy, we pressed, we played with a lot of joy. We are a very strong together as a club with the fans also, it's a very nice thing."