sport news Liverpool 'legend' Divock Origi's best moments after late winner against Wolves

sport news Liverpool 'legend' Divock Origi's best moments after late winner against Wolves
sport news Liverpool 'legend' Divock Origi's best moments after late winner against Wolves

For a man so consistently on the fringes of the Liverpool first team, so often below the 11 starting names on the teamsheet, Divock Origi's reputation continues to grow in a manner befitting a star player year-on-year, moment after moment.

On Saturday, Wolves were on the receiving end of the King of the Late Late Show. The score deadlocked at 0-0, Mohamed Salah turned provider and found Origi in the box in the final minute of time added on. 

And with a quick swivel and low shot, the points were Liverpool's, cueing crazy scenes on the pitch, in the away end and on the touchline. 

Divock Origi scored another late winner to seal all three points for Liverpool against Wolves

Divock Origi scored another late winner to seal all three points for Liverpool against Wolves 

The Belgian regularly produces in the big moments despite rarely starting for Jurgen Klopp

The Belgian regularly produces in the big moments despite rarely starting for Jurgen Klopp

Origi has only scored twice in the Premier League this season - his other goal a late consolation at West Ham - but he makes an impact. He's only played 38 minutes in total, but is still on more goals than Tottenham's Harry Kane.  

Afterwards, Jurgen Klopp could barely contain his fanatical admiration for the 26-year-old Belgian, who has now been at the club for over six years: 'Divock Origi, the legend, finished it off and it’s a great story. I told him when he came on it was his game. This kind of goal we see plenty of times, in training. 

'Winning in the 95th minute is great but Div scoring it is even better. He has scored some of the most important goals in the history of this club.'

That is no exaggeration either. Throughout Klopp's six-year tenure at the club, Origi has regularly popped up with crucial goals, mostly late on in tightly-contested games. 

In fact, one of Klopp's most famous moments in his first few months at Anfield can be credited with Origi's involvement. 

Klopp said the Belgian was a 'legend' after his late strike at Molineux on Saturday afternoon

Klopp said the Belgian was a 'legend' after his late strike at Molineux on Saturday afternoon

A late Origi goal against West Brom in 2015 triggered this odd celebration in front of the Kop

A late Origi goal against West Brom in 2015 triggered this odd celebration in front of the Kop

Down by a goal at home to West Brom in December 2015, a then 20-year-old Origi cut in from the left and struck a deflected shot which fortuitously spun into the bottom corner. 

The relief was palpable. Yet in an odd move, Klopp gathered his players together and they formed a line in front of the Kop, linked arms and raised their hands in front of, presumably, a slightly confused set of supporters. 

But it had the desired effect for Klopp, showing a connection between the players and the fanbase. 

Later that season, Origi got the ball rolling in the famous Europa League quarter-final comeback against Borussia Dortmund, stabbing home from close range in a game remembered for Dejan Lovren's late winner. 

Origi also scored the first goal in Liverpool's European comeback against Borussia Dortmund

Origi also scored the first goal in Liverpool's European comeback against Borussia Dortmund

He did not start the final though, and unusually couldn't influence proceedings as a substitute as the Reds slumped to a disappointing defeat against Sevilla. 

The following season, where he appeared more regularly as a replacement, Origi scored big goals against Sunderland, West Ham and Everton, whom he has scored against five times in total. 

Yet the most famous of these was the start of his real love affair with the Liverpool supporters. 

After spending the 2017-18 season out on loan at Wolfsburg, Origi had not played a single Premier League minute when he came in the 84th minute of the Merseyside Derby at Anfield. 

With a title-chasing Reds being held, all hope looked lost in the dying

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