Liverpool star confident of Europa League chances following win over Dortmund

Liverpool star Divock Origi is feeling positive of winning the Europa League after their 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Thursday, according to reports from the Mirror.

The Reds were underdogs heading into the fixture against the Bundesliga giants, but Origi scored in the first half to give Jurgen Klopp’s men an important away goal.

BVB captain Mats Hummels levelled the tie early in the second half, but the fixture has swung in the Merseyside club’s favour ahead of the second leg at Anfield.

And Origi, who was preferred to England international Daniel Sturridge, is feeling optimistic after the performance, in which he felt Liverpool showed they can go toe to toe with any of Europe’s best.

“For us it’s a huge boost,” he said.

“We know we are capable but you always have to show it on the pitch and for us to do a performance like this – it could be better but it’s promising for the next game.

“Today was a big game and of course in a big club you have responsibilities. I just tried to enjoy the game.

“I felt the support from the whole team – everybody tried to help me, even the fans, so I’m happy to score and I think it’s a good result for us today.”

The game at the Westfalenstadion also marked the return of Klopp, who managed Dortmund for seven years from 2008-2015, winning two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.

The Reds will host Stoke City in their next Premier League clash this weekend.