‘Absolute chaos agent’: The 20 best reactions to Origi’s display v Everton

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Liverpool's Divock Origi (second left) celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Sunday April 24, 2022.

‘Where do you want your statue, Divock Origi?’ was Jamie Carragher’s line from the commentary box as the Liverpool cult hero came up with yet another big moment in their 2-0 victory over Merseyside rivals Everton.

Origi was introduced at the hour mark as a nervy and feisty Merseyside derby remained scoreless, with Liverpool needing to take three points in order to keep the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

And, as he’s done so often before, the Belgian attacker proved a thorn in Everton’s side. Within two minutes of his introduction, he came up with the pre-assist with his very first touch, for Andrew Robertson’s deadlock-breaking goal.

In the closing stages, he put the result to bed with his sixth goal against Everton, heading in from close range after a bicycle kick from fellow substitute Luis Diaz teed him up. Only Steven Gerrard has scored more Premier League goals against Everton for the Reds.

“We will never miss a player like him because if he leaves, he will explode wherever he goes. He is a world-class striker, he is a legend and will stay a legend forever,” Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports after the victory.

“He doesn’t always make the squad which is ridiculous, but he is there when we need him every time. He was involved in both games; everything that we did in the second half, without Divock, wouldn’t have happened.”

The striker himself appears likely to leave Anfield when his contract expires at the end of the season, but his six goals against Everton ensure that he’ll always be remembered as a Kop hero by the Liverpool fans.

“It’s a nice record [against Everton]. Today we needed it, and in the end we got the three points which is the most important thing,” Origi told Sky Sports in his post-match interview.

“I think it was my first touch, yeah [in the build-up to Robertson’s goal]. We had to work hard to win – we know all the games are tough. It’s a good feeling because we have some momentum, but we have to keep focussing.”

Here are the best reactions on Twitter to Origi ruling the Merseyside derby once again.


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