Liverpool's Origi visits Kenya after Belgium World Cup squad omission

Liverpool's Origi visits Kenya after Belgium World Cup squad omission

- Origi decided to visit Kenya, his ancestral home

- The Ex-Liverpool star is in town to visit family and get back to his roots

- The soft spoken forward sadly did not make Martinez' final 23-man World Cup squad heading to Russia

Wolfsburg's Divock Okoth Origi decided to go back to his roots and head back home to Kenya after being dropped out of the 23-man Belgian World Cup squad bound for the mundial in Russia.

The former Liverpool star has always proudly wore his Kenyan heritage on his sleeves and never shies away from fondly speaking of his people and family.

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Ex-Liverpool star Origi traces his roots, visits Kenya after Belgium World Cup squad omission

Brussels, Belgium International Friendly Game Belgium versus Saudi Arabia. Michy Batshuayi and Divock Origi. Photo: Getty Images

"Came back to my roots, Learning from three kings, it's a family affair," Origi wrote on Instagram as sighted by YEN.com.gh

Despite the Belgian showing incredible form, Roberto Martinez chose to omit him from his 23-man squad heading to Russia.

However, the reason for his omission was simply because the Red Devils boast a wealth of talent with the likes of Dries Mertens, Michu Batshuayi and Romelu Lukaku denying the marksman a chance.

Speaking to NTV on Sunday, June 10, Origi said discipline and having faith in God were key pillars in his success as a professional footballer.

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Ex-Liverpool star Origi traces his roots, visits Kenya after Belgium World Cup squad omission

Divock Origi and Vincent Kompany pictured during a training session at the Belgian national football center, ahead of the international friendly game against Saudi Arabia. Photo: Getty Images

"Many times after a game, I get the feeling that I have not done enough...of course there is room for improvement, but then, when you believe that God is in control and you will improve, then it happens. You also have to practice harder," he said.

Easily referred to as the Golden generation, Belgium are strong favourites in terms of sheer player quality with Premier League stars Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard also featuring for the squad.

And they have not failed to impress so far, only loosing one out of 18 of their games and being the first country to qualify for the Fifa World Cup 2018 though from a fairly easy group.

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Belgium will now head into group G where they will face Panama in their opener on Monday, June 18.

Also in group G are Gareth Southgate's England, Africa's Tunisia and Panama who managed to qualify and deny the United States a final spot in the 32 teams set to square it out in Russia.

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