It was the Divock Origi show for Liverpool at Wolves today as the Belgian striker once again came from the bench to fire in a crucial goal for the Reds.
Origi’s introduction into the game was a message from Jurgen Klopp that he thought his side would get a chance to win it near the end. And so it proved true, as Origi fired in from Mo Salah’s cut-back to send the away end at Molineux into a frenzy.
For Liverpool fans, seeing Origi score in big moments is nothing new. He’s done it time and again for the Reds, and has built a reputation for doing so. And speaking after the game, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted that he’d be trying to sign Origi if he was at another club.
“If I would be in another club I would go for him. And that’s true, because he doesn’t have the massive game time,” Klopp said following Wolves.
“He’s an incredible finisher. We see it so often. Divock Origi is an incredible football player. He doesn’t need a lot of run up or time to get into games. Today was his game.”
Origi has been linked with a move to a host of clubs in recent years. But he remains at Anfield, and Liverpool fans will be thankful for that tonight.
It certainly seems that way. Klopp referred to him as a legend in his press conference, a nod to the fact that Origi has an almost mythical aura about him.
But away from the jokes, Origi provided a moment of quality for Liverpool when they needed it most. It felt like a huge win, and with Chelsea losing, even more so.
Don’t count on this being Origi’s last hurrah, however. With a long season ahead, the striker is more than likely to come up trumps again for Klopp.