DivockOrigi’s move to Liverpool was seen as a risk by many few years ago. At the risk of ending up like David Ngog who made 68 appearances for the Reds but couldn’t even register double digits despite playing in a role that was literally carved to register double digits, many felt Origi should have chosen a smaller team to start his England career.
True to what people feared, the Belgian has found life at Anfield to be bitter-sweet given that even his best performances are never enough to displace Jurgen Klopp’s first choice.
The Reds coach has as a result started deploying Origi on the wings a rare feat for any coach to carry out since not even David Ngog was lucky enough to undergo such experiment while RomeluLukaku insists that the knowledge of Solksjaer making him go through such experiment made him realize he never wanted to play for Mancheter United again.
Origi has continued to put in back to back impressive performances whatever the position he is asked to play. The Belgian as a result have become one of Anfield’s most loved characters. The goal against Barcelona in the knockout stages of last season’s Champions League remain the most memorable of nights for Liverpool in the tournament.
Despite not being number nor not seeing himself as ever being the Reds’ number, the attitude of the Belgian striker has seen him enjoy whatever role he’s been told to play so far.
From Ryan Babel to David Ngog, Liverpool have had their own share of strikers with attitude and more sulking than scoring abilities to represent them on the field of play. Babel is still playing while Ngog retired a while back. However, as far as Origi maintains his current attitude, the less anybody remembers the sulkers.