From the shadow to the light. Yesterday, Divock Origi started on the bench the famous derby between Liverpool and Everton. But the Belgian quickly stole the show from all the stars present on the Anfield lawn on Sunday. Entering the game in the 60th minute, the striker changed everything. Two minutes after coming into play, he served as a fulcrum for Mohamed Salah, who served Robertson perfectly on the opener (1-0, 62nd). Then, Origi headed the winning goal in the 85th minute (2-0). A thunderous entry from the 27-year-old luxury joker.
An element widely welcomed by the British press on Monday. “Divock Origi to the rescue of Liverpool”title the DailyMail who added: “After an hour of play, Jürgen Klopp had seen enough. He needed scorers. He needed winners. Then came Divock Origi, a talisman for Liverpool in this game. Origi has changed the game. But he could still change the history of two Mersey clubs (Liverpool for the title, Everton for the descent, editor’s note). Origi helped create the first goal and scored the second..
The man of the Mersey derbies
the Liverpool Echowho gave it a score of 8, wrote on his side: “Having watched his Liverpool team struggle and fight in vain, Jurgen Klopp had seen enough by the hour mark. Then came Divock Origi, the famous scourge of Everton”. Indeed, the Belgian scored his sixth goal against the Toffees recalls the English media. Only Steven Gerrard, with 9 goals, has done better in the modern era of the Premier League. A great distinction for the former LOSC player, a real supersub for the Reds, whom he had notably helped to win the Champions League in 2019.
“It’s a great record. When I go out on the pitch I just think about scoring, playing football and today we needed that. It was a tough game but we got the three points and that’s the most important thing.”he confided very soberly to Skysports after the game. His trainer, he was much more inflamed. “He was involved in both goals. Everything we did in the second half wouldn’t have happened without Divock. The group lives thanks to the boys who do not always play, they are the strongest players.
Klopp declares his love for him
The German added: “He’s a legend on and off the pitch. He’s a fantastic footballer for me, he’s a world-class striker, our best finisher. It always has been and everyone will tell you the same thing. He is not always part of the group because there is competition, but he is there when we need him every time. Everyone loves Divock and rightly so. It was again decisive. Divock was involved in the goals and that helps especially when playing against such a low block. We weren’t good in the first half.”.
Finally, he concluded: “if he leaves, he will explode no matter where he goes. He’s a world-class striker, he’s a legend and he will always be a legend.”. The Belgian will never walk alone, he who is one of the darlings of Liverpool supporters and the locker room according to Klopp. A coach who made a beautiful declaration of love and perhaps his farewell to a striker who has a very good chance of changing air this summer to finally be a full-fledged holder. AC Milan are working to offer this opportunity to a Divock Origi (6 goals this season) who still has great things to live for with the Reds in the league, the FA Cup and the Champions League. The opportunity for him to put on his superhero costume again.