Divock Origi makes confident claim ahead of Everton v Liverpool FC
The Liverpool FC striker admits his goal against Watford was the confidence booster he needed ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby
Divock Origi has admitted that his goal against Watford has given the Liverpool FC striker a timely boost ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby.
Jurgen Klopp opted to start the Belgian forward in the absence of injured Roberto Firmino for the visit of Watford at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Sadio Mane scored twice in the first half before Origi managed to evade two Watford defenders and fire a precise finish past English goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Origi’s goal was his second of the season in a mere seven appearances in the Premier League, with the striker having spent most of the campaign on the bench.
The Belgium international netted a dramatic 93rd-minute winner in a 1-0 victory over Everton at Anfield in the Merseyside derby back in November.
Klopp will be hoping for similar heroics at Goodison Park if Origi is given the chance to start his second successive Premier League game.
The Liverpool FC striker admitted that his goal against Watford was the perfect morale booster ahead of their trip to Everton on Sunday afternoon.
“I think it was a good boost for me,” Origi told Liverpool FC’s website.
“It’s been a good season for us all and I always said that I wanted to shine my light, so I think having played that game, an important game, and being able to help the team, play my game and show my qualities, I was very happy.”
Origi has been a back-up option for Firmino throughout the Premier League season so far until the Brazilian forward’s injury at Old Trafford last weekend.
The former Lille striker has scored 24 goals in 88 games for the 18-time English champions.