The 20 year old Belgium was preferred to Daniel Sturridge for the first leg with Borussia Dortmund, and he repaid his managers faith by scoring a crucial away goal.
It wasn’t just the fact that he scored but he put in a massive performance emphasising what Klopp wants in a striker, his movement and pace caused Dortmund problems all game but he also showcased the other part of his game which is he has gained a lot, which is his strength that he has gained recently and he used this to bring the midfielders into play.
Origi’s only real problem right now is the fact that he has scored just 6 goals this season in 28 appearances, with three of these coming against Southampton in the Capital One Cup, albeit most of his appearances have come from the bench.
He knows he has to improve but he needs time to develop into a accomplished striker for the Reds.
I have learned a lot, I’ve adapted a lot. I’m still young, only 20 and people sometimes forget that,” he said.
“I’m grateful to be at this big club, where people believe in me and everything is here for me to become a big player, which is my aim.
“I’m happy that I’m making these steps and hopefully that continues.
“It was playing a big team and as the striker I had a big responsibility [against Dortmund] but I felt the support of everybody from the coach to my team-mates and the fans.
“Everyone tried to help me as much as possible and it showed in my performance.
“You can feel the support and it gives me a boost. It does make a difference to experience that.
“Everyone said I should play to my qualities, which is getting in behind the defenders and taking them on one-on-one and of course, importantly, scoring.
“We worked a lot tactically and he (Klopp) knows my qualities and told me just to use them.
“I’m very happy that I could do this.”
Asked about who the favourites are of the tie going into the second leg at Anfield, Origi reiterated what Klopp said in his press conference which was that there are no favourites and the tie is evenly balanced.
“For me, there’s no favourites,” added Origi, who could make way for Sturridge to return against Stoke on Sunday.
“We are a good team and they are a good team. We have to show on the pitch we are capable of doing good things and we have to finish it off at Anfield.
“We have to be confident and if we are at 100 per cent, we will go through.”