The 19-year-old was a surprise inclusion in Marc Wilmots’ 23-man World Cup squad with the teenager having never previously represented Belgium at senior level. Origi has had an impressive season in the French championship with Lille, who finished third in the table earning a Champions League place for next season. Despite only making 12 league starts, Origi’s five goals and general contribution to the team did enough to earn a call-up to one of the World Cup’s most fancied squads. Liverpool are said to be scouting the young centre-forward, according to respected Belgian journalist Sven Claes via his personal Twitter account. Claes said: “Origi will be the next Belgian star in the Premier League. He scored 5 goals in his first year in Ligue 1.”Origi was eligible to represent Kenya, with his father Mike Origi a Kenyan international in his playing days, but instead opted to play for Belgium where he was born and raised.