Liverpool opinion: Handing Divock Origi a new deal marks an incredible comeback
The season of miracles does not seem to have an end for Liverpool. The Reds charted another chapter to an incredible saga as they came back from the dead to defeat Barcelona.
The Reds were down and out after the first leg at the Nou Camp. Liverpool dominated most of the game but Lionel Messi’s brilliance and a bit of luck saw them finish the tie with a 3-0 lead.
However, things turned upside down at Anfield with the Reds running out 4-0 winners and reaching a second consecutive Champions League final.
It was an unforgettable night at Anfield as the Reds demolished Barcelona. They should be favourites to land the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp has built a mega team but we were stretched on Tuesday as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were ruled out with injuries.
Sadio Mane or Xherdan Shaqiri could have been the ones getting the goals but the madness started with Divock Origi firing in the opener in under seven minutes.
The Belgian, a peripheral figure at Anfield since injuring his ankle against Everton a few years ago, got the fourth goal too as we scripted an unlikely comeback.
Origi too scripted his own comeback into the team, and his goal against Everton will not be the only memory we have of him from this season.
Origi set for an extended stay at Anfield
The Mirror reports that Origi rejected a move to Wolves to remain at Anfield, and is now in line for a new contract.
The 24-year-old has proven to be an important player for the team even without the major minutes, as he bagged an important winner against Newcastle last week.
The Belgian did not have a great loan spell at Wolfsburg and all seemed to be lost for Origi.
He did come with a huge reputation after a great season with Lille and an impressive 2014 World Cup, but that injury against Everton hampered his growth.
However, Origi has transformed this season. He has been deployed mostly in the wide positions but has given it his all for the Reds.
The 24-year-old’s physical presence gives us a different outlet to explore and he used that well against the Catalans and against Newcastle too.
The Mirror adds that Jurgen Klopp wants to reward the Belgian for his efforts this season, and this would be an incredible turnaround for the striker.
Origi is still 24 and has his best years ahead of him and could still reach the potential he showed back in 2014.
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Giving him the new deal is the least we can do after his crucial goals this season, and there could be a bright future for the Belgian at Anfield in the coming years.