Life in the Premier League isn’t always straight forward for strikers and Divock Origi has certainly come to learn that this season.
The Belgian has endured a frustrating campaign at times having failed to cement a first team place, yet went someway towards staking a claim to replace Liverpool’s injured stars with a emphatic impact as a substitute in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
He secured all three points for the Reds within three minutes of coming on and looked bright as he strived to offer Jurgen Klopp a selection dilemma at a time where he is without key starters.
The forward has not once deterred from believing he can enjoy a successful career at Anfield and reiterated that same determination following the win over Everton.
“Everybody’s very hungry and we have one goal in common, and that’s to finish in the highest spot possible in the league. We’re on a good way and we have to continue,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I always said I want to be a top striker for this team and I feel that I can be, so I think I’m willing to prove on the pitch that I’m not an option for the future, but an option for today.”
“The team comes first and I’m very happy to help the team and the supporters and the club, of course.”
Adam Lallana’s absence and the uncertainty surrounding Sadio Mane’s injury means there could be an opportunity for Origi to claim a place in the starting line-up for Wednesday’s clash with Bournemouth and potentially the next couple of weeks.
Klopp’s men failed to recover from the loss of key players in January but will hopefully have learnt a lesson ahead of the final stage of the season. The whole squad has to have an impact, Origi especially.