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

Liverpool loanee Divock Origi has claimed the trust of manager Brendan Rodgers in youth talents such as Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe was one of the reasons he decided to join the Anfield club in the summer of 2014.

The 20-year-old Belgium international attracted the attentions of a number of Premier League clubs after proving to be one of the sensations of the 2014 World Cup, earning a place in Marc Wilmots's starting line-up, even ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku, and scoring his side's winner in the 1-0 victory over Russia in the group stage.

Tottenham, Arsenal and West Ham United reportedly tried to secure his services but the Belgium starlet decided on an Anfield move for a reported fee of £10m ($15m).

However, with Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini ahead of him in the manager's pecking order, he stayed on loan at Lille for a further season to continue his development.

Rodgers considered bringing Origi back during the January transfer window and is now expected to get him this summer.

Origi says he is relishing the prospect of working under the former Swansea boss, who he admits was one of the main reasons why he decided to join Liverpool.

"To see the players develop and play in a top league in such a young team, for me it's very exciting," Origi said to Liverpool's official website.

"When you see how the coach and the staff work with the young players, how Sterling, for example, has learned over the years and how Ibe is now integrating with the team, it is very interesting. It is very nice to have seen that this season.

"The manager is one of the reasons I came to Liverpool – he's someone who has proven he knows how to work with young players, knows how to develop young players and also lets them play."

Meanwhile, the Belgium starlet, who has scored seven goals in 20 starting league appearances and one in the Europa League, reveals he has been watching Liverpool's games during the current campaign in order to adapt quickly to the team next season.

Origi said: "For me, it's about giving 100% every time on the field and I think the rest will come. I will just try to learn and I am sure everything will be OK.

"I try to watch every game I can and if I can't watch because we're also playing, then I try to watch afterwards.

"It was always a dream for me to play in the Premier League and to see my future team play makes me very excited for the new season."