Stan Collymore has suggested that it would make sense to extend Divock Origi’s tenure at Liverpool.
The Belgium international was on track again for the Reds just as things looked hopeless for Jurgen Klopp’s men, scoring a crucial last-minute goal at the Molineux Stadium to allow the Merseysiders to claim their fifth straight victory after the international break.
“If you look at him in the round, in the sense of a team – yes he does!” The 50 year old man said Kop Empire.
“He’s a boy who scored a goal in the Champions League final.
“He’s a player who when I first heard about him and the Liverpool rumors I was quite strident on social media saying: ‘Catch him, take him, he will carry on’ . ”
The suggestion is accompanied by a warning, pointing out that the striker’s chances of extending his time at Anfield would depend heavily on his willingness to continue contributing from the bench.
” Me personally ? I always wanted to play every game. If I didn’t play every game it just wasn’t for me, âadded Collymore.
âTowards the end of my career at Liverpool I spent half a dozen or more games. I said, “Okay, it’s time for me to go”, because I’m in a bad mood on the bench, I don’t feel like I’m part of the team.
“If Divock Origi feels he’s part of the team and thinks he can win trophies and, more importantly, he and Jurgen Klopp think he can contribute to the future of the team – then he makes perfect sense that he has another contract. ”
On our side here at Empire of the Kop, an apology of sorts is due to a man who many wanted to say goodbye to in the summer with the idea of ââgetting an upgraded option in the window.
Scoring his fourth goal of the season in nine games (in all competitions), the 26-year-old is far from disappointed when called upon by the manager, making valuable contributions from the bench.
This raises the question of the quality of players that we will be able to attract – who can contribute to a similar degree – who will be ready to take on the role of second violin like Mo Salah and co.
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