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'Should celebrate': Michael Owen says Liverpool fans should celebrate 'incredible' Divock Origi today

Michael Owen believes Liverpool fans ‘should celebrate’ the incredible Divock Origi today. That’s despite heartbreak on the final day.

Liverpool came so, so close to an incredible Premier League title on Sunday. The Reds did what they had to do in beating Wolves 3-1 at Anfield. That was never going to be enough, however, as Manchester City had to drop points against Aston Villa.

Few saw that happening but Steven Gerrard’s side led 2-0 with 15 minutes to go at the Etihad. Unfortunately, an unbelievable capitulation followed as Villa conceded three times in five minutes to lose the game.

Heartbreak for Liverpool, then, on a day that promised so much at one point. No wonder Jamie Carragher felt things were a little flat at full-time.

But Liverpool did have something to celebrate on Sunday, even aside from the two cups they paraded around Anfield. As Michael Owen pointed out, fans could truly celebrate Divock Origi as he walked the Anfield pitch a final time.

Time to celebrate Divock Origi

“We should celebrate players like Divock Origi,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “He’s scored some incredible goals during his time and he moves onto pastures new.

“But he’s created memories not just for himself but for the fans.”


Owen’s right, of course. Origi will almost certainly leave the club for AC Milan over the coming weeks after an eight-year spell on the books of Liverpool.

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That spell has been a remarkable one. Origi managed to write his name into Anfield folklore, particularly with his efforts in the 2018/19 Champions League campaign. He played as big a part as anyone in lifting that trophy.

Injury, unfortunately, ruled Origi out of the game against Wolves and will keep him out of the Champions League final on Saturday. It means we won’t quite get a heroic farewell for the Belgian but he’s certainly given us a Liverpool career to celebrate.

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