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04th Dec 2021

Divock Origi reveals what Jurgen Klopp said to him before scoring crucial winner

Daniel Brown

Divock Origi

Some Reds are demanding work commence on the Origi statue.

Divock Origi has revealed what Jurgen Klopp said to him before he scored a dramatic late winning goal against Wolves.

The Reds went into the game knowing that a win would send them temporarily top of the league after Chelsea’s surprise defeat at West Ham earlier in the day.

Klopp’s men had a number of chances in the match – including Diogo Jota’s astonishing miss against his former side – but they were unable to break Wolves down and it appeared as though the game was heading for a 0-0 draw.

However, substitute Origi, who had replaced captain Jordan Henderson in the 68th minute, found some space on the edge of the six-yard box, controlling Mohamed Salah’s pass and firing beyond Jose Sa in the fourth minute of added-time.

Klopp’s final words of advice for Origi

The Belgian has scored a host of memorable late goals during his career on Merseyside, with his winner in the Merseyside derby nearly three years ago and his heroics during the run to Champions League success in 2019 never far from the lips of Liverpool fans.

Origi – who came close to leaving Anfield in the summer – has revealed what his manager said to him as he was preparing to come on, with the German’s message clear and obvious.

“Go out and be Divock”, said the striker when he was asked what Klopp told him as he brought him on.

Origi duly went out and scored another clutch goal.

It is the 13th Liverpool goal they have scored after the 90th minute since Klopp took over at Anfield.

He added: “We fought a lot and it was a difficult game against a strong team offensively and defensively.

“It was about getting the win and it shows our mentality.

“We have the three poin’ts which is important to keep the momentum going. Sometimes in games like this you try and try and it does not immediately go in but we have worked on being calm and we have quality offensively.

“He [Jurgen Klopp] told us we played a good game and was happy, like the whole dressing room. We came here to win and eventually it happened, that’s why we do the hard work in the week for this.”

Following his heroics, Origi has now scored 11 times off the bench for Liverpool.

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