A 4-1 result is good for any team in the Champions League, and when scorelines like this occur, it’s always good to delve into who did and didn’t have a good game, and for Divock Origi, it was the latter.
The Belgian striker made his first start in European football for Liverpool in over three years, and after 45 minutes, Origi was already off the pitch, substituted for Roberto Firmino who went on to score the Red’s third goal of the match.
Origi has had a troubled time on Merseyside since joining from Lille for £11.37 million as a promising teenager in 2014, but five years on from his move to Liverpool, it’s looking more and more likely the striker’s time at the club will come to an end this summer.
At 24, Origi is reaching an important part of his career. The talent is clearly there, but a lack of minutes at Liverpool and him finding it difficult to adjust to the English game has made the former Lille striker an undesirable acquisition for Premier League teams and a player who is too risky a gamble to make a big summer move for.
A move back to France or another country on the continent seems to be a likely move this summer, and it will be a bitter pill to swallow for Liverpool fans who at one point in time thought Origi was going to be the next best thing for the club, but in reality turned out to be a player just not good enough to cut it at the top.
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