Wednesday night was a night to remember for the red half of the city. Liverpool and Everton clashed for the one billionth time in the Merseyside Derby – the Reds came out on top with a 5-2 win over their Bluenose neighbours. The game saw a number of stand out performances from fringe players. If Jürgen Klopp is true to his word then Divock Origi should start against Bournemouth at the weekend.
In a recent press conference Jürgen Klopp insisted that momentum was key to team selection; if this is true then Divock Origi simply has to start against Bournemouth. How much momentum can you ask for? The Belgian just netted two fantastic goals in the Merseyside Derby.
The Cherries are on a run of four straight losses, coming up against the Reds isn’t ideal for turning that around. Eddie Howe’s form also allows Jürgen to stick with his fringe side that he put out against Everton, or at least some of the fringe players.
Origi’s performance had a lot more than goals, he showed a lot of qualities that are vital in an away game. The Belgian held the ball up well, he brought players around him into the game and his movement opened up a lot of space for the on rushing Sadio Mane.
There is no doubt that Divock is a Liverpool legend for his important goals, however, he could still kick on to be a first team regular if he is given adequate opportunity.
It is easy to forget that Origi is only 24-years-old, he has seemingly been around forever. His display against Everton showed that there is a top top player in there, if we start Divock Origi against Bournemouth then he could maintain his momentum and fulfil his potential.