He is in literally no way an upgrade on Firmino. He did well but for you to sit there and act like you know who the better player is, that's a bit comical. If you offer Origi or Firmino to any team in the entire world, not one would take Origi.
The only reason Origi would need more game time is so that he can have a good showing for us to sell him this summer.
You say it's comical for me to sit here and act like I know who the better player is, and yet in the same breath, you sit there and tell me who the better player is. I mean, come on.
People have been banging on about Firmino game after game. When he plays badly, he still amazingly contributes in ways that no-one with a football brain can see. When you break it down - he runs. He is the ultimate player, because he runs. The best striker, because he runs. The first player on the team sheet, because he runs.
Then they look at Sturridge in horror. Sturridge doesn't run!!!
Origi impressed these people because he ran.
Origi impressed me because of his contribution to the game. His ability to take on the opposition player. His energy. His hunger. His willingness to take a shot. His ability to feed in other players. I've been saying for weeks that Firmino is playing poorly. I've been saying for weeks that we need to enable the bench players to get match time so that they can effectively contribute.
Finally, Origi got a chance, and he took it. Yes, he was an upgrade on Firmino because Firmino has been so poor for so long. He was everything we needed. An option from the bench, that can work with the other forwards, and contribute effectively to the team.
Finally it proved that Firmino is NOT required every game like some of you have been insisting. The idea of dropping Firmino was unthinkable here. It was laughed at. Who is laughing now?