Liverpool have made their best ever start to a Premier League campaign and have successfully kept up with the pace of Manchester City at the top of the league standings. The Reds are currently just two points behind the reigning champions of England, but it was mainly because of Divock Origi’s crucial last-minute winner against Everton in the Merseyside derby last weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s side struggled to find a breakthrough while up against a solid Everton defence but deep in injury-time, Origi followed a lost-cause and was rewarded with the all-important winning goal in the dying embers of the contest. A lot of Liverpool supporters chanted the Belgian forward’s name after the final whistle following his incredible cameo in the derby win.
With Roberto Firmino struggling in front of goal while Daniel Sturridge still tackling with issues off the pitch, some might argue that there still might be a way back for the former Belgian international at Liverpool.
The 23-year-old decided to stay and fight for his place at Anfield last summer, but his plans have back-fired as he has been plagued with injuries this season. Origi has just made two substitute appearances for the Merseyside giants this term across all competitions.
His lack of first-team action indicated that his time with Liverpool might be coming to an end. However, his most recent contribution has made him a favourite amongst the club’s loyal fans. So if he can somehow manage to impress from the bench over the next few weeks when fixtures come thick and fast for Klopp’s men, then there might be a small chance that he can reignite his career at Anfield.
Although, it won’t be easy to do so as Firmino remains Liverpool’s preferred choice to lead the lines while Mohamed Salah has also played as a centre-forward in recent weeks. All Origi can do right now is to keep his head down and concentrate on working hard in training in the hopes that he might get another chance to impress in Klopp’s first-team.
The Belgian forward has failed to live up to his high potential since making a switch to Merseyside, but a derby goal might have changed his fate for the better. The chances are quite slim but only time will tell whether he can somehow manage to break into Klopp’s first-team in the coming weeks.