The Liverpool forward was handed a rare starting chance by Jurgen Klopp at Anfield tonight.
Liverpool have taken a big step towards qualification to the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-1 win at home to Genk tonight.
Although the victory was not quite as convincing as the Reds’ trip to Belgium two weeks ago, it’s still an important three points that puts them on the brink of making it to the last 16 of the competition.
After Napoli drew with Salzburg, Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit top of Group E after four matches, with nine points in total.
The Anfield boss chose to rotate his side for the European clash, perhaps having one eye on Sunday’s mammoth Premier League encounter against Manchester City.
Star players such as Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson found themselves on the bench, kept fresh for the top of the table tussle at Anfield.
One player who came into the side was Divock Origi, who has started just a handful of matches for the Reds so far this season.
Usually deployed as a substitute, he had a big opportunity to impress and, for some fans, took that chance with aplomb.
The 24-year-old was busy throughout before being substituted late in the game.
As shown by Whoscored, he had four shots, completed five dribbles and played one key pass.
It may not be a performance that convinces anyone he should be starting against City, but perhaps his manager will be more willing to hand him these sort of chances more often moving forward.
These fans were certainly impressed with his display, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Origi been so good— ً (@ChamberlainRole) November 5, 2019
Origi is having a cracker— El Flaco (@TrendiBenji) November 5, 2019
Origi is a massively underrated dribbler and ball keeper.— (@Salahsfaction) November 5, 2019
Does sublime touches so effortlessly
Klopp must have really used some sort of German Magic on Origi cause he’s improved so much this season. Wow— Coconut Nate (@NateWondzMan) November 5, 2019
Everyone is quick to forget that Origi is still only 24. He has the potential to improve massively in the next few years. Would not want to let him go tbh #LIVGEN— javier (@JavierBoswell) November 5, 2019
I used to say Origi was average but just got important goals, the guy is actually a very decent footballer— Will (@lfcwiII) November 5, 2019
Origi playing very well ya know.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 5, 2019
Origi could be a top player with more games. Really underrated for #LFC— Carlos de Matos (@DJCarlosdeMatos) November 5, 2019
Shoutout to Origi for doing a lot of the heavy lifting today. Missed a clear chance but has otherwise been great.— Alisson Smooch (@Klopps_Dentist) November 5, 2019
Origi has been boss, lovely footwork all night.— Brandon. (@Brand0nLFC) November 5, 2019