"Playing here" - Divock Origi opens up on Liverpool departure

Divock Origi has opened up on his departure from Liverpool this summer.

The forward officially joined AC Milan on a free transfer earlier this week. Origi was a solid player for Liverpool.

The Belgium international scored 41 goals and registered 18 assists in 175 appearances for the club's first-team.

Origi also won six major trophies with the Reds. However, the 27-year-old has revealed that playing at the San Siro is something he could not turn down.

“Being able to win is the biggest thing, as well as seeing the process of building a team, being able to win championships, what it takes to win and be able to perform in difficult moments and big moments,” Origi told AC Milan's official website, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“All these things led to me having more experience and 27 is a very nice age: you feel like your body is getting better and better.

“The first conversation I had on a club level (with director of football Frederic Massara and technical director Paolo Maldini), it was so nice to speak to them and see their vision and how the club is evolving.

“Playing here and being able to get that atmosphere at San Siro was always a special feeling. I saw the way the team played, the way the coach managed the team, the way the fans are, the history in the club: all these things are elements that led to me being able to come here and join the club.”

Anfield Watch Verdict

Origi achieved a lot with Liverpool, so we have a lot of respect for him.

The forward was behind the likes of Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota in the pecking order.

Therefore, we can understand why Origi has made the move to AC Milan. We wish the 27-year-old all the best heading into the future.

Once a Red, always a Red. On another note, we look forward to seeing the Reds back in action.

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