Divock Origi has revealed that compatriot Simon Mignolet has been helping him prepare for the ‘special feeling’ of playing at Anfield and the goalkeeper has given him tips about the best places to go in Liverpool.
Belgium international Origi has also received messages from members of the club’s management team to let him know they are monitoring his progress closely during his season-long loan at French side Lille.
Liverpool signed the 20-year-old for £10million last summer after he impressed for Belgium at the World Cup before sending him straight back on loan to the Ligue 1 team.
‘Simon has helped me a lot and given me a lot of information about the city,’ Origi told Liverpool’s official website. ‘He told me it’s a nice city and advised me on where you can live and the nice places to go. He told me he really likes it and feels at home there.
‘He told me it (playing at Anfield) is a special feeling, but that’s something I knew already,’ explained the forward.
‘He told me before every game there is a fantastic atmosphere from the supporters and everybody at the club, which helps you to play even better. It makes me excited because it’s something I want to experience.
‘Some people from the team’s management have also sent me some messages and let me know they’re watching all the games. It’s very nice to have the team supporting me and watching often.’