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Jurgen Klopp's advice to Divock Origi before last-gasp Liverpool winner


Liverpool were able to enjoy a short but sweet stay at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 94th minute goal from second-half substitute Divock Origi

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Klopp reflects on Liverpool’s win at Wolves

Liverpool hero Divock Origi has revealed what his manager Jurgen Klopp told him to do before he entered the fray and sent the Reds top of the Premier League.

It took the Reds until the 94th minute to break the deadlock against Wolves, though they could have done so on several occasions earlier in the match.

Diogo Jota, up against his former side, fluffed what can only be described as the miss of the season in the second half as he capitalised on goalkeeper Jose Sa missing the ball before smashing the ball at defender Conor Coady despite the goal being at his mercy.

But super sub Origi spared the Portuguese internationals blushes after he received the ball just outside the six-yard box before turning and firing into the back of the net to send Liverpool top of the table.






Origi came off of the bench to score a late winner for Liverpool

And the match-winner revealed that before he entered the match in the 68th minute, Origi revealed that his manager turned to him and said: “Go out and be Divock.”

The Belgian is becoming somewhat renowned to be a last-minute legend for the Reds, popping up with late winners for Liverpool in their hour of need.

But it clearly isn’t just the fans that the striker is a favourite of at the club.

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Asked about Origi after the 1-0 victory, Klopp said: “Legend – Divock Origi. Absolutely great. He is just an outstanding player, that’s how it is. He has these qualities, his finishing is incredible. He did so many great things for Liverpool already, this will be in the book as well.

“He’s one of the best finishers I’ve ever seen in my life. In this great team, with our [front] 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.”

Questions have been raised about the depth of Liverpool’s strike force recently, with the upcoming African Cup of Nations meaning that Sadio Mane and Salah will be out for January.

As it stands, that leaves Jota, Origi and Takumi Minamino to hold down the fort whilst the two other forwards are absent – though Roberto Firmino and, potentially, Harvey Elliott may be back in time to share the workload.






Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Origi after the final whistle

Due to the absences of the Reds’ two best players in the final third, rumours circulated that Klopp may be tempted to ask the board to dip into their pockets in the January transfer window in order to find a short-term fix for their potential woes.

RB Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi and Rennes’ winger Jeremy Doku have both been linked with a move to Anfield, though, of course, nothing has materialised to date.

And Origi will be hoping that it remains that way, the 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and there has been no indication as to whether the former Wolfsburg striker will remain in the Premier League or leave Anfield in the hope that he can find regular game time elsewhere.

But if he continues to perform as he did off of the bench on Saturday afternoon, Klopp may well be pleading the forward to stay.

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