Divock Origi
Divock Origi has scored eight goals for Lille this season Getty Images

Divock Origi has revealed Brendan Rodgers told the striker that he can be a "world class" player at Liverpool.

The Reds signed the 20-year-old from Lille last summer and is on a season-long loan at the French club. He will return to Anfield in the summer and has already managed eight goals and three assists in the league this season.

Liverpool have struggled to replicate last season's goal scoring form as all their strikers have failed to fire. They lost Luis Suarez to Barcelona, while Daniel Sturridge has spent more time on the sidelines with injuries.

Origi claims he is hoping to be a regular, once he returns to the Merseyside club. He also admitted that Liverpool believe that he can be a top quality player for them.

"I feel that I will get my chance at Liverpool. They really believe that I can reach the very top," Origi explained.

"Brendan Rodgers said that I can become a world class player. That is pleasing to hear. I can feel the manager has a lot of confidence in me, and that is incredibly important. Look at the relationship Eden Hazard has with Jose Mourinho."

"A coach is also a mentor to you, and I had a similar relationship with Belgium's manager Marc Wilmots at the World Cup last summer. Now I hope for the same with Rodgers at Liverpool," he added.

Sturridge is likely to miss the start of the next season after the England international underwent a hip surgery in the United States. With the former Chelsea striker set to continue to spend time on the treatment table, Rodgers has already confirmed the club will be looking to sign a new striker.

Liverpool have missed the goal scoring abilities of Suarez and Sturridge. The former Swansea manager will be hoping Origi and the arrival of the new striker in the summer will improve the Reds' goalscoring stats.