Divock Origi says Liverpool are ‘assessing’ whether or not he can play a part in the Champions League final this weekend.
As confirmed by Origi himself during an interview with Sky Sports yesterday, the Liverpool player may not play against Real Madrid.
“We are assessing (the injury) right now,” said Origi. “I don’t want to say too much about it. The focus is now on the team. It’s an unbelievable moment and one we have to enjoy.”
Unfortunately it looks as though the Belgian won’t get one last chance to write his name into the club’s history books in Paris.
Divock says goodbye
As well as the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title yesterday, Liverpool also had to say goodbye to a much-loved figure.
Many have played and scored more goals during Origi’s seven season stay at Anfield. None can boast the sheer amount of big moments that he provided, though.
He will be much-missed by supporters and teammates alike as he moves on – most likely to newly-crowned Serie A champions AC Milan.
As Jurgen Klopp’s team age, the sight of legends leaving the club will become a familiar one over the next handful of years.
That’s something that never gets easier in football. The price of having such legendary players is that the heartache when they leave is made all the more acute.
Others heading for the Anfield exit?
Hopefully Divock is the only such player to leave the club this summer. It was notable that another who’s contract is ending soon – James Milner – wasn’t afforded the same ceremony that Origi received. That suggests his deal is potentially going to be renewed.
Most players don’t get the chance to say goodbye in the way Liverpool’s number 27 did yesterday. Players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino may have also been saying their Anfield farewell against Wolves.
For Divock though, it was a fitting chance to thank him for all his contributions to the club. All the best in the future big man.
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