Divock Origi could drop down the pecking order at Liverpool after their 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
The Belgian didn’t have the finest afternoon. It began well enough as he looked to have Victor Lindelof worried with his pace.
But that proved to merely be a threat – it never became anything more. Instead, Origi was a very peripheral figure who just couldn’t get into the game.
Unfortunately, that’s now the norm this season for Liverpool’s Champions League hero. Origi has one goal this season – opening day at home to Norwich. Other than that, he hasn’t really shone in any game.
And worryingly for Origi, the substitutes at Old Trafford did look threatening.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wasn’t quite firing on all cylinders but he was certainly involved. He was running with the ball, came very close to scoring, and nearly found Trent Alexander-Arnold with a brilliant pass. There’s clearly more to come there.
And then there’s Adam Lallana, who looked the best he has for some time. He kept the ball brilliantly and his movement caused problems to United over the last 20 minutes. He also scored the equaliser, of course, and nearly created another goal a little afterwards.
Both looked a little lacking in sharpness but certainly dangerous. Origi simply didn’t look dangerous to United and the fact that two ‘rivals’ did is not good news for the forward.
He may well be a little further down the pecking order than he was before the game.