That was reflected as Liverpool fans took to social media and This Is Anfield’s comments section to react to Klopp overlooking Origi:
Divock Origi can't even make the bench. This story is very strange.
— LFC Views (@Mobyhaque1) September 12, 2021
Origi not making the bench even though Firmino and Minamino are injured.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) September 12, 2021
No Firmino. No Minamino. No summer signing.
And Divock Origi still doesn't make it onto the bench.
— Jack Lusby (@LusbyJack) September 12, 2021
Klopp said he sees Origi as a gamechanger but won't even include him on the bench despite Firmino and Minamino being injured hmmm
— MainManMané (@SheikhSadio) September 12, 2021
Klopp will say Origi shows quality in training, then keep him in the basement on Matchday
— Kaye8a. (@KayethenLFC) September 12, 2021
“Good lineup. And it seems that even the kitchen staff is ahead of Origi in the pecking order…”
– Alex-LFC in the comments.
We’re paying Origi £60,000 a week to sit and watch the games like the rest of us
— Josh (@KloppStyle) September 12, 2021
Klopp would rather have no attackers on the bench than include Origi in the squad, what does that tell you?
— S (@9squeeze) September 12, 2021
both firmino and taki are injured yet origi couldn't make the bench, yet we aren't allowed to voice our frustrations and say that the attacking depth is awful..
— Vik (@LFCVik2) September 12, 2021
Concerning that Klopp clearly sees Ox as a more capable back-up to the front three than Origi … how bad a player has he become in the past 12-18 months? It’s sad to see.
— Chris ?? (@TheVirgilEffect) September 12, 2021
“You look at that bench and you think, no way Klopp is happy with that team depth. Not a single striker on the bench. Ox cannot take that kind of responsibility.”
– Zaahir Mulloo on Facebook.
How awful Divock Origi must be when he can’t make the bench that has 0 forwards included.
Surprise we never strengthened that area.
— Samue (@SamueILFC) September 12, 2021
It has been reported that there are no injury concerns for Origi, with the striker simply not considered for a place in the 20-man squad.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is the most likely alternative in attack if changes are required, though both Jones and Keita have been used on the wing in the past.
Things could change for Origi – and they clearly have in the past – but with almost four months until the January transfer window opens, it could be a long wait for minutes for the 26-year-old.