Divock Origi is Underrated

Divock Origi is Underrated

Divock Origi is underrated.  His goalscoring exploits in the Champions League last term mean fans will always look at him through rose-tinted glasses. A cult-hero for life, the Belgian doesn’t have to do anything in his Liverpool career now.  However, there are some who believe he didn’t deserve his new contract and that he should’ve been sold this summer while his stock was at its highest. There perhaps is an element of truth to that.  After all, Origi was barely …
Origi Stay Signals Liverpool's Transfer Intent

Origi Stay Signals Liverpool's Transfer Intent

Divock Origi will be staying at Anfield for at least one more year. Whilst it remains unclear whether the Belgian will sign a new deal with the Reds, although Liverpool are certainly hoping that he will, what is clear is that no offers for Origi will be entertained in this window, even if that means losing the player on a free next summer. There are a number of interesting aspects to this story. The first thing to note is that …
Divock Origi: Does He Have a Liverpool Future?

Divock Origi: Does He Have a Liverpool Future?

He's had a bit of a tough time of things over the last two seasons has Divock Origi. After enjoying a relatively successful start to his Liverpool career under Brendan Rodgers and then perhaps the best time in a Liverpool shirt at the start of Jürgen Klopp's reign saw him being touted as one for the future. Some of his goals in the 2015/16 season, particularly those crucial ones en route to the Europa League final, made him a real …
Liverpool Should Have Recalled Divock Origi

Liverpool Should Have Recalled Divock Origi

I am a huge fan of Divock Origi. I admit that to many people that’s not an opinion that has much merit but there for me are a number of reasons why Origi is a great player. The key point in this article is not necessarily that Origi is a great player, although I think he has the potential to be one, but that Origi fits a hole in Liverpool’s squad – and a hole that he himself filled last …
Could loaning Divock Origi cost Liverpool the title?

Could loaning Divock Origi cost Liverpool the title?

Amid the madness of Deadline Day, Divock Origi's loan move to Wolfsburg went a little un-noticed. Touted after the striker wasn't included in squad's for either of the last two Premier League games, Jürgen Klopp granted Origi his wish of more first team football by sanctioning a move to the Bundesliga side. Liverpool have done well financially from the deal, Wolfsburg paying Origi's wages plus a rumoured loan fee of six million pounds. On the surface, it seems a good …
Is Dominic Solanke's pre-season form a worry for Divock Origi?

Is Dominic Solanke's pre-season form a worry for Divock Origi?

2016/17 was a tough season for Divock Origi. There were ups, such as that brilliant solo goal against Bournemouth from a tight angle but there were also downs, with the striker averaging just 0.9 take-ons and a shot accuracy of 48%. That makes for a poor comparison to 2015/16 in which Origi enjoyed a fine campaign, netting in both legs against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-final. He proved to be a useful tool on the counter-attack, while contributing …
Divock Origi | Time to Shine

Divock Origi | Time to Shine

The transfer period is a funny and fickle time; it’s now become almost bigger than league games, where fans spend all summer concentrating on refreshing twitter feeds and reading gossip columns. There are constant debates about whomever signs the biggest and best players must be the best team, and opposition fans ridicule the teams that have not been active. With the excitement (or anger) surrounding the new addition of Sadio Mane, the fans have been talking about him, his inclusion …