Divock Origi gave an interview as he stepped onto the Anfield pitch ahead of leaving Liverpool this summer. The Belgian is a hero in Red.
Divock Origi is leaving Liverpool this summer after an eight-year spell on the books at Anfield. Signed under Brendan Rodgers on the back of a wonderful 2014 World Cup, Origi spent the first year back on loan at Lille.
He quickly flourished under the new manager, Jurgen Klopp, in 2016. Injury, however, derailed things and Origi has contributed in moments ever since.
But what moments they’ve been. Origi has delivered some of the biggest goals in Liverpool’s history during a remarkably successful period of the club. He’ll depart as a hero – with the 2019 Champions League victory having his name all over it.
A lack of first-team football fuels his departure this summer, and it’s one we entirely understand. That doesn’t make it much easier, though, as Origi will leave a void at the club. Liverpool will struggle to replace such a unique player.
Divock Origi gives interview ahead of leaving Liverpool
Sunday saw Origi step out onto the Anfield pitch for the final time with Liverpool. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as a player after an injury kept him out of the game against Wolves. In an even bigger blow, the injury will also rule him out of the Champions League final on Saturday.
Still, Origi didn’t miss the chance to say goodbye in a presentation on the pitch. Liverpoolfc.com then caught up with the player for an emotional final interview on the Anfield pitch.
“Honestly, I feel honoured,” said Origi. “It was an honour to be able to play here at Anfield with the teammates, with the staff, with the fans. It’s been an hour.
“You have to experience Liverpool and before I came here, they told me it was a special club and once you sign here, you experience it.
“I’ve been able to see us win so much. It goes beyond words. It’s been an honour.”
And it’s been an honour to have Origi at the club. He’ll go down as an iconic figure at the club, with few players matching his contributions to success at Liverpool.
We can only hope that his next move works out for him because he’s certainly earned his shot as a regular first-team player. Oh, how we’ll miss him.