Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp surprised Divok Origi did not receive an ‘appropriate’ transfer offer this summer
‘Clearly people don’t watch football enough!’: Jurgen Klopp admits he was shocked that an ‘appropriate offer’ didn’t come in for ‘excellent’ Divock Origi… weeks
- Divock Origi put in a great performance on his return to the Liverpool team
- The striker provided an assist for Mo Salah when Liverpool defeated AC Milan 3-2
- Jurgen Klopp insisted he is an ‘excellent striker’ and will go down in history as a legend
- The Reds boss said he was shocked that no club tried to sign him this summer
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he was surprised that there was no ‘suitable offer’ for Divock Origi this summer, despite having completely left him out of his roster in recent weeks.
Origi, who got his first start since January in Liverpool’s 3-2 Champions League win over AC Milan, reminded everyone of his quality by providing a sumptuous assist for Mohamed Salah.
The attacker took off in a cramp after the hour before Jordan Henderson scored a stunning attack from outside the box to seal their remarkable comeback win.
Jurgen Klopp admitted he was shocked that no club has made an offer to sign Divock Origi this summer
Origi has barely been part of the roster this season, has been excluded from Liverpool’s last three Premier League games and is expected to leave in the summer after falling far behind Sadio Mane, Salah and Roberto Firmino in the final. pecking order.
However, the Belgian remained in place after no suitable offers came in. Klopp admitted after Wednesday night’s win that he was shocked that no club was chasing him over the summer and insisted that Origi will be considered a ‘legend’ if he does eventually leave the club.
“People forget how good he is,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“It’s hard to get into this team. In the summer transfer window we all thought there would be a good offer, but apparently people don’t watch enough football!
Origi performed well on his first start since January as Liverpool fought back to beat AC Milan
Divock Origi’s career stats at Liverpool
“Div is a sensational striker and did very well today.”
Origi wasn’t the only surprise inclusion for their Group B opener against Milan, with Virgil van Dijk and Mane being dropped while Joe Gomez was brought in for his first start in nearly a year.
Klopp insisted the rotation was a necessity and gave special credit to ‘excellent striker’ Origi after his performance.
The Liverpool boss added: “He’s a great guy. He will be seen as a legend when he leaves.
“He could have left in the summer, but football is a crazy place and people have forgotten how good he is. We have to determine the positions. He didn’t do anything wrong.’
Origi came to Liverpool in 2014 and won the Champions League, Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup during his time at Anfield.
Undoubtedly, the 26-year-old’s most memorable moment in a Liverpool shirt came when he scored in the Champions League final to round out the win over Tottenham in 2019.
Jordan Henderson hit a stunning second-half winner for Liverpool on Wednesday night