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Liverpool striker Divock Origi confirms Kevin De Bruyne convinced him to join Wolfsburg on loan

Liverpool striker Divock Origi confirms Kevin De Bruyne convinced him to join Wolfsburg on loan

Wolfsburg striker Divock Origi has admitted that a chat with Kevin De Bruyne encouraged him to join the German club on loan from Liverpool.

De Bruyne spent a 18 months at Wolfsburg having been sold by Chelsea before returning to the Premier League with Manchester City.

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During his time in Germany, De Bruyne built up his game and proves his doubters wrong becoming one of the hottest attacking midfielders in European football. And Origi believes he use his time at Wolfsburg in the same way.

“Maybe I can get some inspiration from him (De Bruyne), but I have to go my own way,” Origi told Belgian newspaper HLN.

“Each player writes his story. Currently, this is the best place for me.

“I spoke with my entourage about this transfer and also with Kevin when my choice was fixed. He confirmed all the good.

“He said Wolfsburg is a stable and ambitious club with perfect facilities and good fans. He called it an ideal environment to grow. Just what I need.”

Origi has a lot to learn at Wolfsburg

After failing to make a consistent impact on the Liverpool starting XI over the past two seasons,Origi was sent on a season-loan to Wolfsburg on the final day of the summer transfer window.

Despite making just 16 appearances, Origi’s debut Premier League season for Liverpool remains his best. Averaging 0.67 goals per 90 minutes in the 2015/16 season, the Belgian has failed to replicate his form averaging 0.42 last season and just 0.21 for Wolfsburg this season.

However, 2015/16 was also the season which saw him take the most shots averaging 3.20 per 90 compared to 2.22 and 2.68 last season and this season respectively.

Last season, Origi did find himself making more goals for his Liverpool teammates at an average of 0.18 per 90 minutes. This season, the Belgian is yet to assist in the Bundesliga.

Divock Origi has won just 21% of his headed duels in the Bundesliga this season

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