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Liverpool sign Belgium striker Origi

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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Liverpool says it has signed Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille and will loan him back to the French club for the whole of next season.

The 19-year-old forward, who impressed during Belgium's run to the quarterfinals of the World Cup, completed his transfer in the United States - where Liverpool is on a pre-season tour.

The club said he had signed a "long-term deal" without giving details. British media put the transfer fee at 10 million pounds ($17 million).

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