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Klopp heaps praise on ‘legend’ Origi after late winner at Wolves

Sat 04 December 2021 | 19:27

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Divock Origi after his last-gasp striker earned a crucial 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

The Reds, who had scored at least twice in each of their previous 18 games, controlled possession and had two especially good opportunities, but they were held to a goalless draw by a tough

Wolves

defense until the dying minutes of the game.

However, the winner came in the fourth minute of added time when Salah squared for Belgian striker Origi, who made no mistake in sending his club to the top of the table.

Speaking on

Sky Sports

,

Klopp

praised

Origi

, saying

: "Divock Origi, the legend, polished it off and it's a great story. He's an incredible striker. For different reasons he did not play that often, but I hope one day he finds a manager that plays him more than I do.

"He's one of the best finishers I've ever seen in my life. In this great team, with our [front] three, he doesn't play all the time, but he is a very positive boy, loves the club, wants to contribute, and he did in an incredible way."

Liverpool

manager

Jurgen Klopp

stated that

Chelsea

's result had no influence on how his side approached the Wolves game, and he praised his players' resilience.

"Other results are not really important, we just want to win football games,"

Klopp said.

"We played three days ago and the derby [when Liverpool earned a 4-1 win against Everton] is easy to focus on as it's the game of the year, then we start the machine again and I like how we fought today."

Origi was asked by Sky Sports what instructions his manager had given him before he replaced captain Jordan Henderson in the 68th minute. He said that Klopp's words had been: "Be Divock. Try and contribute and in the end, help the team."

Origi

said

: "I try to be in the moment, play by play. Play in the moment. Sometimes you score goals like this and today was a good day!

"We worked so hard to get the three points and being able to get there and keep the momentum going is the best feeling.

"We prepare so much. Honestly, it's the feeling that we had a successful week."


source: SportMob

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