The Reds got themselves over the line despite struggling to create many clear-cut chances throughout, which was somewhat overshadowed by the injury to Fabinho in the first half, an issue that now makes their injury crisis at the back all the more frightening.
But after the game, Klopp went on to praise Origi’s performance, stating during the post-match press conference (cited by Anfield Edition) that the Belgium international “looked absolutely good” and had a “really good game”.
Playing as the number nine, Origi failed to register a single shot on goal, only made 12 passes in the game and did not complete any key passes or crosses either (Sofascore), which added to the fans’ concerns about a player who was already underperforming going into this fixture.
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Unsurprisingly, supporters could not believe what they were hearing and were quick to question Klopp on whether he was watching a different match entirely, with one supporter simply saying the manager was lying.
Took tips off Stevie Wonder
— Joel 🐐 (@ThurstoLFC) October 27, 2020
That's a lie and we all know it lol
— Julian 👑 (@01mJulian) October 27, 2020
Nahhhh man this guy cannot be serious
— Shafic Sayegh (@ftblShafic) October 27, 2020
Obviously watching a different game to me
— Phil Lindsay (@PhilPhenom) October 27, 2020
He doesn’t even believe that
— Thanospv🇬🇷 (@thanospv) October 27, 2020
the guy was awful yesterday https://t.co/eWHclRlwY7
— Dennis💣 (@__dennis_a) October 28, 2020
WAS HE WATCHING THE SAME GAME😭😭😭 https://t.co/wrousqJbMy
— wrace🐝 (BLM) (@wracelfc) October 28, 2020
In other news, Liverpool set to table offer for controversial European defender.
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