Is Divock Origi better than Lionel Messi?

Alex Rogers discusses whether or not Divock Origi is better than Lionel Messi.

I don’t think you guys understand. We may as well have Messi in our team! Except Messi wouldn’t be as good as Divock Origi is, so I guess Messi would have to sit on the bench for Divock. Five goals in five starts?! It’s unheard of! Second best striker in the world behind Suarez obviously.

All jokes aside, though, since being put into the starting lineup after Coutinho’s injury, he’s really strutted his stuff and taken his opportunity with both hands. He couldn’t have done much better than scoring five goals, could he?

Having scored three goals in the EFL Cup and four in the Premier League, Divock has definitely impressed considering he’s not been a starting player for a lot of the season. But when he’s been on, he’s contributed in a goal sense most of the time whether it being from getting subbed on or starting.

Certainly, there’s a lot of Origi hype at the moment, and for good reason. He deserves it and he is only 21-years-old. Mad. He’s certainly not cracking under the pressure.

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He has come a long way from being included in Ligue 1’s worst team of the season, that’s for sure. It’s impossible to see Origi anywhere near that standard now, thanks to Klopp and his coaching team no doubt, and also thanks to Origi’s raw talent.

At the end of last season, Divock was really coming into his own despite irregular appearances but still managed to bag a goal here and there. And he’s definitely grown into his body, if you compare how big he was a year ago to how he is now, you can definitely tell that Divock has been eating his porridge!

There are still huge amounts of work to be done, though. Parts of his game can use improvement no doubt. But it’s also easy to see, to us Liverpool fans anyway, that Divock is among the top young prospects in the world right now.

But when Coutinho comes back from injury, who drops to the bench? Mané? Firmino? Divock? Dropping any of these players would be seen as harsh as all three have been playing well, apart from those two games we won’t talk about in this article. This is a happy article and I intend to keep it that way.

Certainly, that will be a big question when it draws closer to the time, but until then let’s just keep watching Divock work his magic. Who knows, he may even break Vardy’s record for goals scored in consecutive games! Only 7 more games to match the record, Divock!

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