Everton great shares exactly what went through his mind as Divock Origi came on for Liverpool
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Everton great shares exactly what went through his mind as Divock Origi came on for Liverpool

Everton great Leon Osman shares exactly what he thought when Divock Origi came on for Liverpool today. The Belgian loves a derby.

It’s that man again. Divock Origi just loves playing against Everton as he scored yet again for Liveprool. That’s now six goals in 10 derbies – loves them.

Jurgen Klopp didn’t start the Belgian but did throw him on in the second half after a very frustrating first 55 minutes. Liverpool just couldn’t create decent opportunities with what they had and the boss felt Origi could change things.

He was completely right. Liverpool got the ball into the box shortly after his introduction and Origi drew defenders towards him. That opened the door for Andy Robertson to head home at the back post for 1-0.

Then the striker himself got Liverpool’s second as he headed home from close range. Luis Diaz ‘set it up’ with a bicycle kick, though it was almost certainly an effort at goal. Origi didn’t care – he just made sure the ball found the net.

So this was yet another decisive display from Origi against Everton. He’s a big game player and they don’t come much bigger than this – though, he finds a way to score in the few games that are.

That’s something recognised by Leon Osman as he talked to Premier League Productions. The former Everton midfielder, who played over 400 games for the club, shared what he thought when Origi came on for Liverpool.

Divock Origi scores for Liverpool

“[I said] ‘Oh no!’,” said Osman. “He scores in Champions League finals and against Everton.

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“That’s Divock Origi and you just knew when he was coming on that he’d probably have a part to play in this game. He always just gets into these positions.”

We don’t blame him. Origi’s record in this fixture is just incredible, especially for a player who usually plays the game with absolutely no momentum coming into it. That just doesn’t seem to matter, though.

Jamie Carragher wants to know where the Origi statute is going, such is his record. Next to Shankly’s?

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