Liverpool were beaten by Brighton this week. The Reds defeat was their second consecutive home loss in the league. There is plenty to be annoyed about from the game, plenty to be frustrated about. The second half saw one of the more bizarre moments. Divock Origi showed against Brighton just why we need to move him on.
Liverpool lose again
What an awful time to be a Kopite.
The Reds have been in a tough run of form in the past couple of months.
Jürgen Klopp has lost most of his first team to injury this season.
The blows have finally caught up with the squad with players pulled this way and that positionally.
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After back to back 3-1 wins in London fans thought we might be back on track.
Then Brighton came and sat deep, following the blueprint on how to frustrate the Reds.
They nicked a goal against a makeshift defence and that was that.
Divock Origi v Brighton
In the second half Jürgen Klopp decided to shake things up.
Divock Origi played the final half hour against Brighton.
The Belgian was ineffectual as ever, not impacting the game at all.
Though, having said that, he did make one impact.
Nonsensically, Origi tackled Andy Robertson on the one occasion we managed to get in behind the Brighton defence.
The Scottish left back was found behind the back line and semi-controlled the ball inside the box…only for Origi to take it off his toes and out of the box.
It was utterly bizarre.
We need to upgrade our backup stars.
We need more options in attack.
We need better quality on the bench to change these games.
Sure, Diogo Jota is back from injury soon but we can’t rely on him alone.
It is just so uninspiring when Origi comes on now.
He is a Liverpool legend. I wish with every bone in my body that he will one day turn it all around but he just hasn’t so far.
He will always be remembered fondly but we need to accept he just isn’t good enough.