Divock Origi injured, removed from Belgium squad

on 24.03.2016


After four months without an international break, the last one of the season arrives just in time to disrupt the end of the season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, October 22, 2015: Liverpool's Divock Origi in action against Rubin Kazan during the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Divock Origi has been withdrawn from the Belgium squad for their game against Portugal and is replaced by Everton’s Kevin Mirallas.

The news was revealed by Belgium coach Marc Wilmots on Thursday.

The extent of the injury is not yet reported.

Liverpool have 19 players away on international duty and Jurgen Klopp had spoke this week of hoping they all returned healthy – with Liverpool facing eight games in a busy April schedule.

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“I wish them all success in the international fixtures and I hope they all come back healthy,” Klopp said earlier this week.

“It’s a difficult time when you have so many players away but I respect that it’s a really important moment with the European Championships coming up.

“We just hope they play well and come back to us healthy ready to help us for the rest of the season.”


Liverpool play Tottenham on the Saturday after the international break.

“Most of those who are away for the internationals have games on Tuesday so we won’t have them back until Wednesday,” explained Klopp. “That’s the same for Tottenham. It’s not the biggest difference. We usually have three days to prepare for a game and that will be the same next week.”

“It’s important for us that the players remain healthy and that not too many have had to play in two (international) games.”

Hopefully Origi’s injury isn’t too bad. And hopefully no more injuries follow.

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52 COMMENTS

  1. Finally a break goes for Benteke, and ruins it by giving that interview. He better hope that that’s not ruined his Liverpool career for good.

  2. Where I come from, we’d be cast aspersions on Benteke’s role in this injury. Hope he now uses this opportunity well by scoring goals and putting in excellent performances for the club.

  3. Top banter.

    Classic international break. They just treat our players with contempt.

    I cannot wait for woy to break sturridge with his dinosaur methods.

  4. They should just have a set period after the domestic leagues for these international games. It would create cohesion between the squads and make qualification more interesting.

  5. So we don’t have a single striker we can truly rely on who can be fit for extended periods of time. Time to bring a new one in.

    • The word legend & world class is bandied around far too easy these days , that word is made for people like Johan. Players who change the face of football forever. Football has lost a true great today

      • Absolutely – both as a player and as a great football mind and coach. Just listen to what Pep and others have been/are saying. The video clip doing the rounds of his attacking play is extraordinary. His acceleration and balance were breathtaking. My first sporting hero – and have always supported the Dutch national team since.

        • He changed the way Barca play , from first team all the way down to the academies, brought Pep up from B team to first team because of his intelligence as a player. The reason Pep wasn’t getting a game was the coaches said he wasn’t physical enough. Johan changed their way of thinking into playing the style that is now associated with all Barca teams. A guy who changes football who is so deserving of the word Legend ?

  6. Benteke or Origi? Change of scenery ain’t too far for both considering that the season is drawing to an end

  7. Liverpool cycle:

    -build up some form
    -last game before international break – lose
    -go to the break
    -players get injured
    -come back, play awful
    -build up form
    -lose game before international break
    -repeat

  8. This Divock Origi needs to cop himself on. What is he playing at getting injured again. He is only in it for Divock Origi, doesnt care about Lfc. Wont play through injury. Soft , sell him immediately

  9. Bad news on Origi, but unfortunately for Big Ben, everybody’s favourite 32.5 million pound crybaby won’t be taking advantage – at least not for Belgium anyway.

    Benteke has also pulled out because of a knee injury, according to the Belgian media.

    Heading back to Liverpool tomorrow.

    Some might call it karmic that a day or two after his long brainfart to the media that he can’t even cry about Klopp or Wilmots not picking him now.

  10. With Origi and Big Ben injured, our hopes rest on Sturridge keeping fit through England training…. hopes indeed

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