Liverpool news: Origi opens up on lack of game time under Klopp, talks Everton winner | Football | Sport


The Liverpool striker, who was out on loan at Wolfsburg last season, came off the bench to grab the late winner against Everton, his first goal for the Reds since May 2017.

But now he hopes his late intervention can help to push him back centre stage at Liverpool even if it means him coming off the bench to do it.

“For me I just to try to play my game, whatever role it is,” he said to suggestions he could be the new ‘supersub’.

“It’s on the pitch you have to do your talking and it is the coach who makes the decisions so the best I can do is show my best form.

“As a player you always want to play a lot of minutes and but as a team we have a lot of goals this season and I just try to shine my light and see wherever it goes.”

Origi has struggled ever since sustaining a bad ankle injury in April 2016. He returned five weeks later to play a part in the Europa League Final against Sevilla but was not fully fit.

Last season he was farmed out on loan at Wolfsburg and was making his first Premier League appearance of the season since his return from the Bundesliga when coming on after 84 minutes against Everton. 

Origi is now hoping to be given some more minutes by manager Jurgen Klopp during the busy festive period with six top flight games between now and the end of the year and a crucial Champions League group decider against Napoli next week.

“It was special [to score],” said Origi.

“Always a derby it is a good feeling to win, especially to keep out stride going and score the goal is special, so I am happy.

“But now I have to focus on what I can control and that was just training well and shining my light and I knew the rest I couldn’t control so whatever minutes I got, I just tried to make the most of it and thank God, it turned out well so I am happy.”

Liverpool are back in action against Burnley on Wednesday evening.

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