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EPL: Origi ‘ll explode wherever he goes, says Klopp

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, was delighted seeing Divock Origi score in victory over Everton.

Origi’s goal on Sunday was the latest instance of the Belgian striker scoring important goals for the Reds, albeit this one more of a nerve-settler than a vital breakthrough.

He has now scored 11 goals as a substitute in the Premier League, the outright most by a Liverpool player, overtaking Daniel Sturridge’s 10.

Klopp was full of praise for the 27-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer and could leave the club after eight seasons at Anfield.

“If he leaves, he will explode wherever he goes,” said Klopp. “He is a world-class striker, he is a legend and will stay a legend forever.

“He doesn’t always make the squad which is ridiculous, but he is there when we need him every time.

“Everything that we did in the second half, without Divock, wouldn’t have happened.

“The group lives because of the boys that don’t always play, they are the strongest players ever; [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, [Harvey] Elliot, [Takumi] Minamino, even Rhys Williams. They are in great shape, but the way they behave is why we do these kind of things.”

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