Origi signs for Liverpool but will return to Lille for a season.

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Divock Origi from Lille.

The 19-year-old Belgian international becomes Brendan Rodgers' fifth signing of the summer but will be immediately loaned back to the Ligue 1 side for the duration of the 2014/15 season.

Speaking from the club's pre-season tour of the United States, manager Brendan Rodgers told the club's official website: " "For me, he can be one of the most exciting talents in world football. I genuinely believe that.

"You see a lot of good players, but this kid - for 19 years of age - he burst onto the scene at the World Cup, but we'd tracked him before that, we'd seen him as a young player playing in the youth internationals. He has everything to be world class."

"He's super fast, has a wonderful touch, he's a good size and is aggressive. What I like, and what I have in other players, is that humility to work hard.

"I've seen enough of him over the course of the last couple of seasons to think this is a kid who, coming into the right environment, can genuinely be world class."

Origi was part of the Belgium squad that reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup Brazil. The teenager took advantage of Romelu Lukaku's poor form during the group stages of the tournament to force himself into first team contention, scoring the winner in a 1-0 win over Russia.

"I am very, very happy and delighted a club as big as Liverpool showed interest in me," Origi said upon confirmation of the transfer. "I'm very excited.

"I know it's a club with a great history, great fans and a lot of great players. For me, Liverpool is one of the greatest clubs in the world and I'm very excited to be part of this great history."