Liverpool's Jordan Henderson hails impact of Divock Origi's cameo against West Brom

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Origi's strike against West Brom means he has scored four goals in his last four appearances.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has hailed the impact that Divock Origi made when he came off the bench during the Reds' 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion. 

Origi replaced the injured Dejan Lovren as the Reds pushed for a late equaliser, which was supplied by the Belgian via a deflection - as he scored his fourth goal of the season.

But Origi's willingness to stay on his feet instead of play for a free-kick earned his fortune as his strike secured a point for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Henderson told the official Liverpool website: "I thought the second goal was brilliant from Divock, obviously it took a big deflection but I thought he had a big impact when he came on and got the equaliser for us.

“He’s still very young – you don’t realise how young he is sometimes! In the last few weeks he’s been brilliant, getting his hat-trick [at Southampton] and then coming on against West Brom and having a big impact in the game, so I am delighted for him.”

It certainly seems that Origi has improved vastly since he has had a succession of starts in the very first few games under Jurgen Klopp.

Having been made to start four successive games after Klopp arrived at the club following an injury crisis affecting the club's other strikers, Origi struggled to have the impact he will have liked, but with the onus put on other individuals to lead the line, the 20-year-old has managed to develop his game in the time out of the side.

He put in a fine performance in the 6-1 win over Southampton which saw him get off the mark with a hat-trick and his showings have been more confident since. He was perhaps a little unlucky not to find the net against Sion, while his pace late on in the game against West Brom also caused problems, and his persistence was awarded with some good luck. 

Maybe he could be pushing for a place in the starting XI in coming weeks given the striker shortage and busy fixture schedule Liverpool are currently enduring. 

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