Divock Origi Injury: Updates on Liverpool Forward's Thigh and Return

Christopher SimpsonFeatured Columnist

Liverpool's Divock Origi during the Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match between Liverpool and FC Augsburg in Liverpool, England, Thursday Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)
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Divock Origi missed Belgium's recent international break with a thigh injury suffered during training on March 25. He is now ready for competitive action with Liverpool.

Continue for updates. 

Origi Returns vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday, April 2

Origi entered the pitch with 18 minutes remaining, replacing Daniel Sturridge at Anfield.

Origi Out of Belgium Squad

Friday, March 25

According to Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, the forward would be absent for "about 10 days" because of a thigh strain.

The injury forced Origi to pull out of the Belgium squad on Thursday, per the Mirror's Aaron Flanagan.

Origi Absence Would Add to Klopp's Problems 

The 20-year-old has made just 12 starts in all competitions this season, so on his own he's not a huge loss.

However, with Christian Benteke out, per Kristian Walsh of the Liverpool Echo, and Roberto Firmino absent from their last game through injury, the Reds are left with the injury-prone Sturridge as their only fit forward option.

Per James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo on Wednesday, Firmino is "close" to a return, so if Sturridge were to pick up a niggle, the Brazilian could perhaps fill in as a false nine, but Klopp will be hoping to have a full complement of players to choose from as soon as possible as they fight for a UEFA Champions League qualification place and to progress in the UEFA Europa League.