Divock Origi has established himself as something of a cult hero on the Kop in recent years, with late goals becoming his speciality under Jurgen Klopp. Here are 5 moments that we will never forget from Belgian striker…
5) The Newcastle winner
The 18/19 title race may have ultimately ended in disappointment for the Reds, but it was thanks to Divock Origi that we got to witness it last until the very last moment. Liverpool travelled to St James’ Park for matchday 37 in the Premier League in desperate need of a win to push the determined Manchester City all the way.
The reds found themselves drawing 2-2 until the 86th minute until substitute Divock Origi popped up with one of his trademark last-minute winners. Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool. The title race lived for another week.
4) The Dortmund comeback
People tend to only remember Lovren’s winner in our 4-3 win over Borrusia Dortmund in April 2016, but it was Divock Origi that started Liverpool’s comeback on that fateful night.
Klopp’s men found themselves 2-0 down within 10 minutes against his former club, but the Belgian striker put a grain of doubt into Dortmund minds with his goal just after half time… and the rest is history.
3) His Champions League final goal
The fact that a Champions League final goal can be number 3 on a list of his top 5 moments speaks for itself. The 24-year-old was brought on in place of Roberto Firmino in the second half in Madrid, with the reds looking to seal the game after taking the lead very early on through a Mohamed Salah penalty.
Once again, Origi fired home in the 87th minute and secured Liverpool’s sixth European Cup. The iconic moment will live forever in the history books, with Origi being one of the star men in that amazing night in Spain.
2) The Everton winner
This was the goal that resurrected Divock’s Anfield career. Klopp’s side were in search of a winner in the Merseyside derby to continue their red hot streak of form in the 18/19 campaign.
With the game at 0-0 in the 84th minute, Jurgen looked to his bench in an attempt to snatch all 3 points, but he could never have predicted what would happen after he made the change.
Origi replaced Firmino to lead the line as long balls became more and more prevalent in the home side’s attack, but Everton managed to hold strong… until they didn’t.
96 minutes into the game, with the very last kick of the match- Virgil Van Dijk sliced a shot into the air in front of the Kop and into the grateful arms of Jordan Pickford, who proceeded to fumble the ball right onto the head of Divock Origi. Liverpool 1-0 Everton (90+6) Iconic.
1) The Barcelona game
Anfield’s greatest ever European night.
Mohamed Salah injured, Roberto Firmino injured, 3-0 down from the first leg, and playing against the best player to ever play the game- Lionel Messi.
All hope was lost before kick-off, but it only took Origi a few minutes to revive the hope within the ground. His first goal inspired the comeback, and his last goal completed it.
A quickly-taken free-kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold and a smart finish from Divock completed the most incredible comeback the ground has ever seen and cemented Origi in the history books of Liverpool Football Club.