Forgotten Man Has Big Chance To Shine

11 Mar

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has a few injury concerns ahead of his team’s fixture against Burnley at Anfield tomorrow, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge have both been ruled out, while Dejan Lovren has just recovered from a knee injury and is not guaranteed to start.

But possibly Klopp’s biggest injury concern is the news that Roberto Firmino is struggling to be fit.

With limited options in attack, it looks like Klopp will give Divock Origi an opportunity to prove his worth if Firmino is ruled out.

Origi has been inconsistent this season despite featuring in 32 games this season, the Belgian has scored 8 times and is Liverpool’s third highest goalscorer this season.

But Origi hasn’t shown enough this season and most of his appearances have been cameo roles as a substitute.

Origi showed what he is capable of in last weekend’s 3-1 win over Arsenal when he made an impact coming off the bench in the latter stages.

The Belgian international was unlucky not to score with a headed effort that came off the post before producing a tremendous pass that resulted in Wijnaldum scoring Liverpool’s third and game-winning goal.

Origi will be desperate to start after spending so much time on the bench this season, and this could be the opportunity he needs to prove to Klopp that he should be playing up front instead of Firmino who is being used as a makeshift striker.

 

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