“I could feel the love!” – Divock Origi on that Valentine’s celebration at Villa

on 16.02.2016

It was quite the introduction for Divock Origi against Aston Villa on Sunday, scoring with his second touch within 60 seconds of replacing Daniel Sturridge.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 14, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi scores the fourth goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Belgian forward, back from injury that had kept him out for six weeks, raced onto Philippe Coutinho‘s exquisite through-ball to fire past Villa keeper Mark Bunn.

It was the resulting celebrations though that caught the attention of the cameras – with Origi on the receiving end of one fan’s enthusiastic show of appreciation as the 20-year-old celebrated with the travelling Reds at Villa Park.

“Let’s say he was emotional!” Origi told the official LFC site. “I could feel the love, definitely.

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“I turned and the first thing I saw was the fans. They were so happy and I wanted to celebrate with them.

“I think maybe on Valentine’s Day they were a little bit more emotional so I had some kisses, but it was nice to see.

“I think the supporters of Liverpool are very passionate and for us to be able to give something back to them is wonderful. I think it’s a big plus for the club also.”

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 14, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the fourth goal against with a kiss from a supporter against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Origi showed his pace to get in behind Villa’s defence and benefit from Coutinho’s outside of the boot pass – showing what Liverpool have missed in recent weeks with him, Sturridge and Danny Ings all sidelined.

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That Origi was given the nod ahead of Christian Benteke perhaps shows how he is ahead of his compatriot in Jurgen Klopp‘s striking options – more suited to the Reds’ style of play, with better movement and pace.

Origi could make his first start since Boxing Day in Thursday’s Europa League tie at FC Ausburg.

Klopp, though, could play Sturridge with the aim of taking a good lead into the home tie next week – which arrives four days before the League Cup Final. That would give Origi the opportunity to lead the line and rest Sturridge ahead of the trip to Wembley.

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  1. There there Divock…I know you say this now…but I felt your pain the moment spit got swapped with a fat scouser and you with a Bayer Leverkusen fan fondling your googlies.

    I know a therapist…

  2. What I found really heartening was how Origi rushed into the embrace of the crowd. That’s making a connection! Well done!

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  4. I heard the guy had a king doner kebab with extra onions and garlic mayo on his way to the game.:-) :-)

  5. Tell you what all jokes aside it sure beats the golf claps that all other clubs give when their players score in comparison to the one of a kind passionate ‘Pool supporter, and this was to put us up 5 nil and we still react like that….love this team!! Klopp is reviving the Reds once again.

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