Liverpool trounced Middlesbrough 3-0 at the Riverside Stadium last night to return to winning ways after falling short against Bournemouth and West Ham.
Adam Lallana and Divock Origi were the goal scorers on the night as the Reds put on a display similar to what has brought them a lot praise this season. Liverpool are renowned for playing good attacking football but it was the clean sheet that most supporters will be happy about.
As much as the game was exciting and very short on drawbacks, Divock Origi limped off the pitch towards the very end of the game. When I saw the Belgian leave the field, I was filled with dread immediately as Liverpool are very short of attacking players with Danny Ings, Danny Sturridge and Phil Coutinho all out injured.
Jurgen Klopp eased fears that Origi is seriously injured. Or injured at all.
“I don’t think so,” he said. “A little knock, a little pain. We actually wanted to change Sadio but then it was Divock. But no, I don’t think so.”
It appears as though Origi’s withdrawal was just a precaution and not indicative of a serious injury. Liverpool face Everton on Monday in the first Merseyside Derby of the season and Origi is very important to the Reds. In his last five games, the tall striker has scored five goals and is beginning to look a lot like the striker who was massively confident and in great form before being stamped on by Everton’s Funes Mori.
Origi will be looking to avenge himself at Goodison next week and what better way to do so than making it six in six.