Divock Origi says he has been recognised far more often by people in the street since his Champions League heroics last season.
Reds fans would always have been stopping him for photographs anyway, but he says since his exploits on the biggest possible stage, many other people have started to recognise him as well.
Origi has only ever scored three goals in the Champions League – the two against Barcelona and then the one in the final against Tottenham – but they have certainly catapulted him into the global consciousness.
According to the Liverpool ECHO, he said: “I spent some time on holiday in America after my international duty following the Champions League final.
“I love America as a country and I think going there as Liverpool [last week on the US tour] and seeing the love that we get and the reception is always special.
“The Champions League definitely had an impact globally. While I was on vacation this summer, some people recognised me from the Barcelona goals as well as the final, so I think that’s something that comes with winning the Champions League!”
After becoming a Liverpool hero for what he did last season, Origi will be recognised for the rest of his life now by Reds fans. Hopefully this season Origi can get a few more important goals and continue his incredible rise.
With Sadio Mane set to miss the start of the season following a late return to pre-season training, Origi will be crucial right from the off as the Reds look to win the Premier League and retain the Champions League.