Divock Origi has a chance of playing in Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League second-leg against Atletico Madrid. That’s despite a disappointing showing in Madrid.
Origi did not perform well against Atletico. He came on at half-time for Sadio Mane but failed to create anything or really threaten.
He wasn’t the only one, of course – no one really did either. But Origi came on specifically to find a goal and failed to do so.
But Liverpool may find they have to attack things in a different way for the second leg and that could be a way in for Origi. Jurgen Klopp only has so many forwards, after all, and if he decides to go more attacking, then Origi is a great option.
If Klopp decides to play with four forwards – as he has done in the past – then someone has to join Roberto Firmino up top. Now, that could be Mohamed Salah but Origi is also an option.
The £10m man would need to prove that Klopp needs another goalscorer, rather than an extra creative option like Naby Keita. He’s got four games to show his qualities then and to force his way into Klopp’s plans.
To do that, he’s got to take any chance he can. He’ll certainly play some part over these next few games and things change if he finds the net. We know what he can do in big games – he’s capable of scoring decisive goals.
Now Origi has to remind everyone of that ability. Then he can force his way into that second leg.