Curse of Origi: how Divock’s goals have ruined six club’s seasons already

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Something interesting is happening to the clubs that Divock Origi scores goals against, and it’s bad news for the opposition.

Let’s take a look at six clubs which all felt the sting from the Belgian international: Everton, Barcelona, Spurs, Wolves, Watford and Newcastle.


Origi scored a 96th minute winner against our closest rivals to steal all three points when we entertained the Ev at Anfield, toward the end of last season.

Since the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign, the Blues have lost half of their games and have a goal difference of negative four – having most recently lost to newly promoted Sheffield United 2-0.


The Catalonia club crashed out of the Champions League, thanks in no small part to Origi, and then went on to lose the Copa del Rey final to Valencia.

They’ve not started this season too brightly either, losing two of their first six fixtures – one of which was against newly promoted Granada.


The team which Origi crushed the dreams of in the Champions League final with Liverpool’s second goal of the game, effectively ending the competition.

They’ve honestly fared better than the others I’ve mentioned, but just yesterday were eliminated from the Carabao Cup by Colchester United.

Now that’s not a slight at The Us [yoo-z], but Spurs were runners-up to the biggest competition in world football.

To even be taken to penalties by a mid-table team in League Two is a step too far. To put it into context, it’s the equivalent of a team like Juventus falling to Crewe Alexandra.

Wolves and Watford

Both clubs are yet to find their first win of the Premier League season and sit in the relegation zone, with Aston Villa just ahead of the pair of them.

The Europa League hopefuls did cruise through the qualifying round of the competition, but have struggled in fixtures against Torino and Braga.

The Hornets recently suffered a heavy 8-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, but did find some joy in turning over Swansea City 2-1 in the League Cup last night.


The Geordies have a win to their name in the Premier League, and it was against Spurs, but they’ve had no joy this season either.

Defeats against Norwich and a stalemate with Brighton stand out as particularly grim results for the historic club, and going out of the League Cup in the second round eliminated their most likely shot at silverware.

Any team that comes up against Liverpool, and Divock’s name is on the team sheet, you have been warned.

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