What Divock Origi did immediately after coming off injured in Liverpool vs AC Milan | Football | Sport
Divock Origi started his first game for Liverpool in ten months when AC Milan visited Liverpool on Wednesday night – but after going off injured on the hour mark, the Belgian striker voiced his frustrations to Jurgen Klopp by whispering surreptitiously in the German’s ear as he went off.
Origi was introduced in a bid to rest Sadio Mane, given that usual backup in Harvey Elliott and Roberto Firmino are unavailable due to injury.
Firmino picked up an injury in the game against Chelsea, whilst Elliott broke his leg in the game against Leeds at the weekend.
The Belgian, 26, played quite well on his return to the first team despite not scoring or assisting – and his night was cut to an unfortunate end just after the hour mark with the score tied at 2-2.
Going down injured, the striker was seen clutching his shin in agony on the Anfield turf.
It gave Klopp no option but to bring on Mane regardless, with Liverpool fans rightly applauding Origi for his hour of effort.
However, after going off the pitch, Origi sparked fresh rumours by going up to Jurgen Klopp and whispering to him.
Making a straight beeline for the German boss, Origi looked set on letting his manager know what he thought about the game.
“We need speed,” Klopp said to BT.
“This is the same reason, we have to use the squad.
“”Hopefully everyone knows we aren’t disrespecting AC Milan or whatever, it’s just about bringing fresh legs and surprising your opponent a little.
“He’s a different kind of player so I really believe in Divock, always did and I’m pretty sure he will have a good game tonight.”
Liverpool went 3-2 up through a superb Jordan Henderson strike just moments after Origi went off, with many believing he was the reason for the instant turnaround in fortunes.
Liverpool last won the Champions League in 2019 and will look to repeat the same feat this season.
And after disappointment last year against Real Madrid, Klopp will be hoping fans can boost them upon their return.
The Reds travel to Portugal in two weeks to face Porto in the second group stage game.