Alan Shearer praises Liverpool striker Divock Origi

8th May 2019, Hillside Golf Club, Southport, England; Betfred British Masters, hosted by Tommy Fleetwood, Pro Am day; Former Newcastle United and England legend Alan Shearer

Divock Origi scored for Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday.

2nd June 2019, Liverpool, Merseyside; Liverpool FC celebration parade after their Champions League final win over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on 1st June; Divock Origi of Liverpool smiles...

Alan Shearer has praised Liverpool striker Divock Origi in The Sun for his performance against Tottenham Hotspur.

Origi scored the second goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Premier League rivals Tottenham in the final of the Champions League.

The Belgium international striker found the net in the 87th minute, as the Reds won the Champions League for the sixth time in their history.

 

The 24-year-old also scored the winning goal in Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Barcelona at Anfield in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, which saw them progress to the final 4-3 on aggregate.

Newcastle United legend Shearer was following the match, and he has raved about the former Lille star.

Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates with the UEFA Champions League Trophy following his team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at...

Shearer wrote in The Sun: “And Origi produced an outstanding finish once again. I was at the semi-final against Barcelona at Anfield and he was immense. To produce another incredible finish in the final is massive credit to his drive and belief.

“When he was away on loan he couldn’t even get any game time — and he has it tough in this Liverpool team as that front three are impossible to budge.

“But what a two months it has been for him. He has written himself into the history books at Liverpool Football Club.”

Future at Liverpool?

Origi scored two hugely important goals for Liverpool this season, but it is hard to see the Belgium international stay at Anfield beyond the summer.

The Belgian is not guaranteed a place in the Liverpool starting lineup, and the striker himself may want to find a club where they can play regularly.

8th May 2019, Hillside Golf Club, Southport, England; Betfred British Masters, hosted by Tommy Fleetwood, Pro Am day; Former Newcastle United and England legend Alan Shearer

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