In what is perhaps best to describe as ‘not a classic’, Divock Origi improvised a piece of magic at Deepdale last night.
On a night when Liverpool had 73% of the ball, Takumi Minamino had put the Reds ahead before our No.27 made it two inside the last 10 minutes.
Kostas Tsimikas delivered a cross-come-shot that rebounded off the bar and Neco Williams kept the chance alive, before the ball bounced to the Belgian striker.
Instinct and skill meant that he found a way to lob the ‘keeper with the back of his right heel and sent fans in the stadium, and on social media, into a frenzy.
Here’s some of the best reaction on the internet:
It’s a Divock Origi thing…. pic.twitter.com/s8s2IiSloz
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) October 27, 2021
Divock Origi only cares about scoring the spectacular or the absurd. Has absolutely no time for normal goals.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) October 27, 2021
This is Divock Origi's world and we're just living in it. pic.twitter.com/zVt3sEFrAk
— SH (@SenneH1990) October 27, 2021
Divock Origi’s record in the League Cup for Liverpool is phenomenal 🔥
• 15 games
• 11 goals pic.twitter.com/l43QyMrzS9
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) October 27, 2021
The 26-year-old receives more than his fair share of criticism but continues to deliver magical moments at the club he has now spent seven years with.
There is a reason that Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly shown faith in the forward and it’s great to see his trust be rewarded with last night’s goal.
Now, attention turns to Soccer AM on Saturday morning as we await our opponents for the quarter-final of the EFL Cup.