Liverpool’s strength comes not only in the fact that their first team is so good, but also the fact that they have so much quality in depth at Anfield.
From front to back, the squad is filled to the brim with incredible players, many of whom don’t get on every week.
Jurgen Kopp has always been good at rotating his squad and giving opportunities to players, but one man that has largely remained on the periphery of the squad this season is Divock Origi.
The 23-year-old – who is rated at £9m by Transfer Markt – clearly has a lot of talent, but it hasn’t quite happened for him at Anfield, yet on Sunday against Everton, he showed what he’s capable of doing.
Jordan Pickford’s calamitous error was the main reason why the Reds were able to score, of course, but Origi also deserves credit. It wasn’t just a case of him having to tap-in from an opposition error. It required patience and awareness to position himself where he did, and it required poise and calmness under pressure to put the ball in the back of the net.
Of course, it wasn’t a wonder strike that only a select few players could have scored, but it still spoke volumes of the quality of a player that hasn’t really been given his dues this term.
It highlighted his ability to be able to make an impact off the bench, and so going forward, Jurgen Klopp must afford him more of those chances.
He took this chance with both hands, and so it would be a shame for him to drop back down to obscurity going forward.
In Origi, Klopp had a secret weapon against the Toffees, and going forward, he could continue to be a crucial weapon in Jurgen Klopp’s holster. If nothing else, this game proves that Klopp must give him more opportunities before a decision is made on his future. Despite his goal, most teams likely won’t know much about what Origi offers, and so he could become a real secret option for the Reds.
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