Liverpool fans may not have Divock Origi down as one of the most important players at the club, but when it comes to big games and having an impact he’s there. That was obvious on Tuesday as he scored an opportunistic brace against Barcelona, and now the Reds have been claiming that the Belgian has a long-term future at Anfield.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 12 May 2019
Origi opened and closed the scoring at Anfield against Barcelona, with the two goals making up his double coming either side of a two-minute brace from Georginio Wijnaldum. After that game, and considering some of his other displays this season with crucial goals against Everton and Newcastle, it seems the Belgian has done enough to convince the Kopites he deserves to stay.
When looking at Jurgen Klopp’s options in reserve to his front three, Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri are two who will certainly be staying on, whilst Daniel Sturridge will likely be shipped off when his contract expires this summer. Origi just offers something different, and he has all of the raw attributes to make it as a top striker, even if we only see glimpses of brilliance from the 26-cap Belgian.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on whether Origi has a Liverpool future here:
Has the raw attributes to be a top player, but stunted development last few years.
If anyone can turn a diamond in the rough to a diamond, it’s Klopp.
— Wille (@wfaler) May 12, 2019
Yes he does.
He gives us another dimension
— Bazza M (@bazzabethallfc) May 12, 2019
He’s stepped up when asked to do yeah why not
— Shaun Durno (@durn0123) May 12, 2019
I remember first watching him for Belgium in the world cup and thinking this kid got mad skills. His footwork was amazing but Klopp has added another dimension to his game…speed and work rate. Big talent for sure.
— Peter Stylianou (@ptstylianou) May 12, 2019
He's really improving and his physicality has proven to be a useful weapon for us. Him, Brewster (depending on if he's ready) and Shaqiri on the bench might not be so bad after all. Would love a target player like Haller or Giroud but I'd be sound with what we have
— Hugo (@HugoBjorklund1) May 12, 2019
The cult hero, just the right man at the right time & places
— Arief FG (@agoomilar) 12 May 2019
Personally I still think his all round game isn't good enough but he's been great to have as an option this season. If he's happy to play that role 100% keep him as long as we're signing 1 more top quality attacking player to replaced DS
— mmm (@roscoe_2000) May 12, 2019
He has a bright future ahead of him. It's up to him if it's with us or not. I'm just waiting for the 'Football has no place for sentiment, he isn't good enough' comments to flood Twitter if he signs the reported new deal.
— Jerry McDonald (@JerryMcDinho) May 12, 2019
Yeah, he’s gonna end up with a statue out the front at this rate… the longest future you can get, ha
— Lewy Dohren (@lewisdohren) May 12, 2019
The Reds are desperate for Origi to make his Anfield stay a long one and will hope the Belgian can carry on making big moments like he did in the week.
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