Jurgen Klopp calls Newcastle target Divock Origi a ‘legend’


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Jurgen Klopp has described Newcastle United’s reported target Divock Origi as a Liverpool legend.

The Belgian striker was Liverpool’s hero on Saturday in what was a frustrating game against Wolves.

The Reds needed a win to capitalize on Chelsea’s lost points, but struggled to fight their way against the resilient Bruno Lage side.

But the hour comes, comes the man. In the 94th minute, Origi swiveled into the box and shot low in front of Jose Sa to give Liverpool three vital points.

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Origi was the super submarine again and added another late winner to his catalog of goals at Liverpool.

After the game, Reds boss Klopp raved about Origi.

“Divock Origi, the legend, finished it and it’s a beautiful story”, he said.

“He’s an incredible striker. For various reasons, he hasn’t played that often but I hope that one day he will find a manager who plays him more than me.

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

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‘Legend’ Divock Origi could be a good addition for Newcastle

From the North Echo, Newcastle are considering a move in January for the 26-year-old. Amanda staveley would have thinks they can tempt Origi by moving to St James’ Park. However, a deal could be tricky with Liverpool who are set to lose Mo Salah and Sadio Mane soon due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

It could give Origi an opportunity in the first team. It could also make Klopp reluctant to let him go. He is perhaps even more reluctant now after delivering another late show at Molineux.

Origi is a talented striker. We’ve seen him score huge goals for Liverpool, especially in the victorious 2019 Champions League campaign. He scored twice in the spectacular win over Barcelona and scored in the final against Spurs.

These are the moments that make Origi a Liverpool legend. But could he do more at another club?

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He will never be the main man at Anfield. Klopp basically said this himself.

But a move to Newcastle could be just what Origi needs. If his goals kept Newcastle in the Premier League, he would become a Toon legend as well.

However, he might have similar issues at St James’ Park, as Callum Wilson is an immobile object up front at the moment. The number nine has already scored six goals this season.

Will Origi come to challenge Wilson? It would certainly be a welcome arrival.

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