How Origi grabbed three points for Liverpool in Wolves’ den

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Origi secures three points for Liverpool

By Valentine Amanze

The Wolves’ defence, which proved difficult for established goalscorers – Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota – to break and score in 90 minutes, took Divock Origi less than a minute to achieve, as Liverpool grabbed all the three points with the solitary strike in a Premier League match at the weekend.

The Origi’s stoppage time goal brought Liverpool to second position in the league – just a point behind leaders Manchester City with 35 points.

The much-maligned Belgian has scored some iconic goals in seven years since signing for the Reds, but has never nailed down a regular starting place.

 

The exited Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, even expressed surprise earlier this season there were no takers for Origi in the transfer market.

But Origi proved his worth as a squad player by coming off the bench to end Wolves’ resistence at Molineux after the prolific trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota had failed to fire.

 

“Divock Origi, the legend, finished it off and it’s a great story,” said Klopp.

“He’s an incredible striker, for different reasons he did not play that often but I hope one day he finds a manager that plays him more than I do.

“He’s one of the best finishers I’ve ever seen in my life. In this great team, with our three, he doesn’t play all the time but he is a very positive boy, loves the club, wants to contribute and he did in an incredible way.”

Chelsea’s defeat to West Ham earlier on Saturday handed Klopp’s men the chance to move ahead of the European champions.

“Other results are not really important, we just want to win football games,” added Klopp. “We played three days ago and the derby (against Everton) is easy to focus on as it’s the game of the year, then we start the machine again and I like how we fought today.”

Liverpool had scored four goals in each of their last three league games and two or more in 18 straight games, but saw that run come to an end due to a rare off day with their finishing.

 

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