While we’ve not been adamant criticisers of Divock Origi, we do think the time has come for the Belgian to exit the first-team, after a barren run in which he’s not impressed at all.
He’s only recently turned 22, but at this stage of the season there’s no time for passengers, and during his past 18 Premier League fixtures, that’s primarily what the forward has been.
These stats provided by @LFCData suggest how barren his form has been – not only in goals but also overall contribution.
Divock Origi’s last 18 Premier League appearances:
35% shot accuracy
9 chances created
7 tackles won
22 headers won
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) May 7, 2017
Daniel Sturridge has sat on the bench for most of this season, making only five Premier League starts in total. He’s not been sensational by any means when deployed, but with two games left, we’d much prefer he was given an opportunity – as he simply provides a far bigger goal threat.
It’s West Ham on Sunday and then a home fixture against Middlesbrough which could confirm our Champions League position.
When the team is playing so sloppily and created so little, we need a player in the forward line who can score one of the few chances we’ve been creating.