If Firmino was injured and out for three months how confident would people feel with Origi as our number 9 for 10-12 games consecutively?
To be honest, he's not my first choice for a direct Firminho replacement due to an injury, but I'm more confident about Origi then I was start of the year. For a young lad not getting many games, he's kept his head down, worked hard and started making an impact when he was coming on. The goals in CL were no fluke, he was getting himself in excellent positions and he looks hungry. I like the attitude.
It's great to keep him on the books as an option off the bench and I'd definitely give him more game time in cup games and "easy" games. We desparately need to rotate top three.
Saying that, I think we need a direct replacement for Studge, someone who can be as good as Studge used to be as well.