He really didn’t do too much wrong tonight. If that would be his default level, he’s definitely worth keeping.
It was his default level for a couple of months before his injury. All we can hope is that the past few months have done his confidence a world of good. He just seemed to have lost that confidence/arrogance and belief in his own ability after the injury. Never looked anywhere near the player he used to be when we loaned him out to Wolfsburg where I watched him regularly.
Yesterday was Origi's 27th goal for Liverpool in 96 appearances. Only 42 of those have been starts, the other 54 off the bench. No penalties either. Not a bad record at all. (Didn't look up the numbers myself, so they may be slightly off). That's not a bad record at all.
I've never had any particular opinion about the lad, he was just our back up player, talented youngster that during his years with us has been just meh in my eyes. But when I was at Anfield back in 2016, The Kop were showing him so much love during that game vs Sunderland that left me baffled, I was really surprised by it.
Today, I guess I realized that the Kop, always knows best. Divock lad, you deserve a lifelong contract with us, so you can just continue to do your thing. Madness, absolute madness last night. He sure knows how to score some late/crucial stunners.
It always surprises me how supportive the Kop is of Origi whenever he plays. Whenever he is on the pitch, no exception, I always hear the Kop chant his name.
I've always had a soft spot for him since coming into the Belgium squad as a 19-year-old lad and scoring at the World Cup in Brazil.
I'd love for him to stay another season, he'll only get better.