Liverpool fans were left concerned when Divock Origi was withdrawn in the second-half of the club’s Champions League clash with AC Milan after dropping to the turf.
Jurgen Klopp dispelled any fears over the severity of the injury in his post-match presser, however, explaining that the forward was subbed off after suffering “cramp”.
🗣️"The football world is a crazy place and obviously people forgot how good he is."
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 15, 2021
The German was keen to highlight the importance of the Belgian following his involvement in the Reds’ meeting with Stefano Pioli’s Serie A outfit.
Klopp undeniably surprised us all by resting Sadio Mane in favour of handing Origi his first start of the season, though it was a move that evidently panned out well for us.
With that in mind, we’d be loathe not to mention the No.27’s direct involvement in Mo Salah’s equaliser, with the attacker playing a lovely chipped ball to free the Egyptian to tuck away his effort.
Certainly, it’s a positive sign to see the former Lille man contributing in Europe’s premier competition, particularly whilst the likes of Virgil van Dijk and co. were rested.