Lawrenson criticises Liverpool goalscorer Divock Origi for two reasons

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Divock Origi netted a crucial goal for Liverpool, but Mark Lawrenson was not greatly impressed with him.

Divock Origi netted a crucial goal for Liverpool, but Mark Lawrenson was not greatly impressed with him.

The Belgian netted the vital away goal. for the the Reds in a 1-1 draw, putting them a goal up in the first half 

It was a bold selection from Jurgen Klopp to select the young striker for the fixture, leaving Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino on the bench.

Origi repaid his manager, but ex-Reds defender Lawrenson told The BBC that he should have added to his tally.

"As well as Origi did for the goal, he should have done better there. He almost was not quite sure what to do. He needs a few chances to score the goals." 

Lawrenson also had stern words for the 20-year-old for his role in Mats Hummels' equaliser, with the German centre-back unchallenged.

"Mats Hummels jumped above Lallana but Lallana was not due to pick him up. I think it should have been Origi and it was the simplest of headers. It is such a poor goal for Liverpool to concede." 

While easy to nitpick at aspects of the striker's performance, it is likely upbeat Jurgen Klopp will be focusing on the positives, with Liverpool now in a strong position in the tie, ahead of the second leg at Anfield next week.

The result sets up a huge fixture, and Origi's display has given him a good chance of retaining his place, leaving his manager with another tough team selection.

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