Liverpool manager Divock Origi has heaped praise on Divock Origi after the last-minute winner against Wolves.
Divock Origi has once again become the centre of attention following his heroics in Liverpool’s recent 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was a vital victory that helped the 2020 English champions overtake European champions Chelsea and move into the top spot in the league table, although Manchester City’s win against Watford meant the Reds slid down to the second place.
It was a frustrating game for Liverpool, who were being denied by a resolute Wolves defence time and time again. They had a part to play as well, due to their poor finishing in the final third, leading to a cagey afford that was almost destined to end goalless.
But Origi had other plans as he made full use of Mohamed Salah’s pass in the last minute of the game. Despite being in a pressure situation, the forward controlled the ball well and beat Jose Sa to seal all three points for his team.
Reacting to the game after the win, the Liverpool coach heaped praise on Divock Origi for his heroic performance at the Molineux. “We had to keep going and, yeah, Divock Origi, the legend, came and finished it off for us. I love it!” said the German, as quoted by Liverpool Echo.
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“He is an incredible finisher and if we don’t know it at Liverpool then who should know it? We saw that so often. It is difficult to get 500 minutes a week in the team because of the players we have. But Divock Origi is an incredible football player. He is great in these moments,” he added.
Formerly of LOSC Lille, Origi has had a mythical spell at Anfield since joining Liverpool back in 2014. He has scored 39 goals in 166 competitive appearances for the club, but the Belgian has spent the majority of his time serving as a second fiddle forward, behind Roberto Firmino and lately Diogo Jota.
Continuing his praise on Origi, Klopp went on to hail the forward’s ability to make a quick impact, stating: “He doesn’t need a lot of run up, he doesn’t need a lot of time to get into a game, especially not in this game today. It was his game, he could be Divock Origi 100%. In and around the box, use your body, use your technique, finish the situation off.”
Origi might not continue to serve as a super-sub for Liverpool long, though, with Newcastle United reportedly considering a January swoop for the former Wolfsburg striker. It is apparent that the player wants to leave in order to get regular game-time, and a similar attitude was shared by Klopp after the game, wishing the Belgian to find a proper club that suits him better than Liverpool.