“He is a legend on and off the pitch; He is a fantastic footballer for me”- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Divock Origi after his exceptional performance against Everton


“He is a legend on and off the pitch; He is a fantastic footballer for me”- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Divock Origi after his exceptional performance against Everton

According to an interview, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp commended Divock Origi as the “legend” after he scored for the sixth time in the Merseyside derby against Everton. He came on the field as a substitute to Keita in the 60th minute and played an extraordinary cameo.

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Origi scored the second goal for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Everton and also played a part in the first goal which came just after his arrival on the field. He will see his contract ends at the end of the season but Klopp believes he will become a “world-class striker” wherever he plays.

The 27-year-old Belgian international joined Liverpool in the 2014-15 season and has appeared 106 times for Liverpool in the Premier League. He has registered 22 goals and six assists to date and has some more minutes to shine before the season concludes.

He’s been a super-sub as he scored in the champions league final in 2019 after coming on the field as a substitute. Divock Origi has scored six times against Everton which is the highest number of goals for him against a single club. 

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“He is a legend on and off the pitch. He is a fantastic footballer for me, he is a world-class striker, our best finisher, he always was and everyone would say the same. He does it in training and then not in the squad and that is really hard, a really hard decision to make. He’s a world-class striker! He’s a legend. He’ll explode wherever he goes,” Klopp said.

Liverpool star Divock Origi is to leave Liverpool this summer

Divock Origi scores his sixth goal against Everton.

Divock Origi came in as the super-sub to win the Champions League trophy for Liverpool in 2019 which made him a star for the Liverpool fans. He has spent eight years at the Anfield but will leave the club this summer after his contract expires. His future plans are still unknown but he might hint at landing up in an AC Milan jersey. 

Divock Origi has scored six times against Everton in nine appearances and this might be the last time he features in the Merseyside Derby. He has no scored not in more than six games against any other club which makes it more special for the 27-year-old lad. Klopp praised him to be the “unstoppable striker” who will explode wherever he steps next. 

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