Divock Origi says Liverpool’s players will be able to enjoy their Premier League win properly now the season is over.
Jurgen Klopp’s side finished their victorious campaign in entertaining style, scoring eight goals in their last two games, either side of their long-awaited trophy lift.
Origi was on the scoresheet on Sunday as the Reds came from behind to beat Newcastle at St James’ Park, tying the league record of 32 wins and finishing on 99 points.
“It’s beautiful. I think it’s something that, with time, we will be able to enjoy more and more,” Origi told Liverpool’s official website. “It has been a very special season and things like this are so big that it needs time to digest.
“We celebrated it well, we’re excited to be able to be with the fans, seeing them and being able to celebrate it together. Now, I think we can go on vacation with a perfect feeling.”
Liverpool had to respond to an early setback on Tyneside. Dwight Gayle’s record-breaking goal inside 30 seconds had put Steve Bruce’s side into the lead but the champions came back with goals from Origi, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.
It was put to the Belgian that this was another example of Liverpool’s resilience under Klopp, and their ability to bounce back from bad moments.
“Exactly, that’s the thing,” he said. “I think the start wasn’t perfect but after that we made sure that the mentality was right, that we played our game and we said, ‘patience’ - just keep moving the ball, keep looking for the spaces.
“We played against a good team defensively with a lot of courage and who also came with a big heart. But eventually we just worked hard and managed to score those three goals and they massively helped, of course.
“That’s one of the few times that happened [conceding early in a match]. I can’t remember many times that happened. But, again, in football it’s about adapting and always finding solutions.
“We train those situations in training; we speak about it and we try to take care of that. Again, for us, experience-wise it’s good to be able to encounter situations like these so that we can take them forward for in the future.”