Liverpool and Belgian striker Divock Origi has stated that he is hoping to make a comeback from his injury in the Reds’ Europa League Final next week, as quoted by the official Liverpool website.
His return could pose a problem for his fellow team-mate Daniel Sturridge who currently holds the only spot in the Liverpool strike department.
Origi suffered an ankle injury against Everton last month. The striker was a subject of a horror tackle from Everton defender Funes Mori and left the stadium on crutches.
It was initially feared that the ankle injury might rule Origi out from the upcoming Euro Championships, in addition to the whole of this domestic season.
However, those fears proved to be light founded when Belgium included Origi in their 24 man squad that will take part in the Euro Championships this summer.
Jurgen Klopp also intensified the hopes of Liverpool faithful by telling reporters that the Belgian is back training with the squad at the Liverpool training ground.
Despite the aforementioned events, many believed that next week’s Europa League Final might come too soon for Origi.
However, as suggested by his recent comments, the Belgian is gunning to make an impact for Liverpool on Wednesday Night.
Origi said: “I’m ahead of schedule, so there’s still a chance for the final”
“I just have to do everything and it’s the manager who decides what will happen.
“I’d say my mind says that I can be ready but the body has to follow, so we’ll see.”
Despite having a difficult start to his Liverpool career, Origi was in the best form of his life when he went off injured last month.
Before his injury, the 21-year-old had managed 5-goals in his last 5 appearances for the Reds, which included two goals against Borussia Dortmund in both legs of the tie.
Thus, while it might be difficult for the Belgian to start from the first whistle, Jurgen Klopp could make the Belgian a part of the Liverpool contingent that will travel to Basel next week.