Divock Origi insists that Liverpool must “keep working” despite their impressive 4-0 victory over Barcelona at Wembley on Saturday.
The Reds produced a display of counter-attacking excellence to rout the Spanish champions in London, scoring three times inside 50 minutes to stun the Catalans.
Liverpool’s £34million summer signing Sadio Mane opened the scoring, before a Javier Mascherano own-goal and a Marko Grujic header sandwiched Origi’s goal.
“This game was about showing ourselves: showing how much we’ve developed, showing that we want to learn, showing that we want to execute our plan,” Origi told Goal.
“We worked a lot on this and it has been paying off, which makes us very happy and shows that it’s worth it.”
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The Belgian scored the third for Jurgen Klopp’s men when he finished from a Kevin Stewart pass, causing Lionel Messi to look up in disbelief at the scoreboard.
“It was great scoring against Barcelona. I said before the game that we had a great chance to win even though we knew it would be a difficult game against top opponents.
“We have to remember it’s only pre-season, but this is also a good thing for us and our development.
“We just have to keep on working and try to carry the qualities we showed going forward.”