Divock Origi has spoken for the first time since he joined Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan from Italian giants AC Milan.

The 28-year-old striker joined the Reds on deadline day, returning to the Premier League for the first time since he left Liverpool back in 2022.

Belgian international Origi hasn’t made the impact he would’ve intended at the San Siro, scoring just twice in 27 appearances, but will be hoping to make an impact when called upon at the City Ground.

Reds boss Steve Cooper is known for getting the best out of his players, with Origi admitting in his first interview that he has bought into Cooper’s project at the club.

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Divock Origi on Steve Cooper

Speaking to Nottingham Forest’s YouTube channel, the former Liverpool man admitted that he’s excited to play at the City Ground under Cooper.

“You can see the work he’s doing and the energy he’s bringing.

“I could tell from afar before I spoke with him. He told me how he saw me, how he sees the team and he translated the values of the team very well.

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“It was easy to understand. It was a brief conversation but we connected instantly and we both felt very good.”

Origi may only be utilised as a backup striker to the inform Taiwo Awoniyi, but the Belgian is an experienced Premier League player who had his best moments in a Liverpool shirt as an impact player.

Hopefully, he can establish himself as a good Premier League forward for Forest this season.

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