Origi expects “a lot of positive aggressiveness” in Monterrey clash

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Divock Origi believes that this evening’s Club World Cup semi-final between Monterrey and Liverpool is a big game for both teams and will not be taken lightly in either camp.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Origi commented on the importance of trying to win what would be Liverpool’s first Club World Cup trophy.

“I think it’s a very prestigious tournament. It’s hard to get here, you have to win the Champions League and it’s something we can be proud of. Playing the semis and hopefully going to the finals will be a big goal for us. We’re all very hungry.

“We’ve just travelled and you can see in training already that we’re all very hungry to play that game. We’ll prepare for the best possible result.”

When asked about Wednesday night’s semi-final against Mexican club Monterrey, Origi highlighted the significance of the fixture for both clubs.

“Of course, for them, it’s going to be a big game, for us it’s a big game. I think there’s going to be a lot of positive aggressiveness.

“We’ve played games like this before, this is maybe a different setting. It’s all about preparing tactically, physically, emotionally and then be ready to fight.”

The Reds kick-off their Qatar adventure against Monterrey at 17:30 UK time today. It’s likely that Origi will be in the starting lineup as Jurgen Klopp will look to rotate his starting eleven due to a hectic couple of weeks ahead.

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