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Liverpool striker Origi earns praise from Genk chief: The perfect squad player

Genk technical director Dimitri de Conde believes that Liverpool have the perfect squad player in Divock Origi.

The young striker may not be first choice at the Anfield club, but he is a key member of the squad.

He proved his worth last season, scoring key goals for the team throughout the season.

The 24-year-old scored two in the Champions League semi final second leg, and in the final against Tottenham.

"He is a fantastic person," Genk director de Conde said about Origi to the Mirror.

"I played with his father Mike and he has the same respect for the game.

"He puts so much effort in, he is a team player and, even though he doesn't start every game, he is just as determined as every other player.

"That is the perfect quality to have in your squad and that is why he deserved his chance in the Champions League last season and the reason that he scored in the final. He gives everything for the team."

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