The Belgian scored at the weekend but will need to do more to impress Jurgen Klopp.
It was pretty hard to keep up with all the Liverpool news over the weekend, what with the events at Anfield and all. Liverpool drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur in one of the more controversial games in recent Premier League history.
Whilst Liverpool fans were left scratching their heads and/or venting their anger at Anfield on Sunday, Saturday saw one of their talented players end a goal drought.
Divock Origi found the back of the net as VfL Wolfsburg took on fellow strugglers VfB Stuttgart. He picked up the ball from 25 yards out before placing a superb curling effort into the bottom left-hand corner of the Stuttgart goal. The match ended up 1-1 between the two sides, when former Germany international Mario Gomez found the back of the net.
Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp (R) speaks with Liverpool's Belgian forward Divock Origi during the UEFA Europa League final
For Origi it was a very important strike. The Belgian talent had not found the back of the net since November, ending a 10 game streak without scoring for the 22-year-old.
He has managed to notch just five goals since heading to Germany in the summer and will need to do more in the second half of the season. Not only is he trying to push for a place in the Belgian national team at this summer’s World Cup, but he also has to do more if he is to impress the hierarchy back at Anfield.
Divock Origi of Liverpool reacts during the Pre Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Aviva Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.
Liverpool have gaps in the market up front, with Daniel Sturridge’s career looking away from Merseyside and Philippe Coutinho’s recent exit so Origi will want to do enough to suggest he can also play a part under Jurgen Klopp.
Hopefully this will be the start of renewed form from the 22-year-old forward.