Liverpool forward Divock Origi has revealed that his instincts told him to stay at Anfield last campaign, despite limited first-team opportunities and his own inconsistency on the field.
The Belgian international did not feature for the Reds in the 2018/19 Premier League season until December, though he netted the winner in a 1-0 victory over fierce foes Everton in his first appearance. He went on to score the clinching goal in the side’s Champions League final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in June, completing a remarkable redemptive arc.
Origi was shipped out on loan to German outfit Wolfsburg the previous campaign, and the 24-year-old was then linked with a permanent Anfield exit following the end of his spell in the Bundesliga.
Origi doubled Liverpool’s lead in the closing stages of their showdown with Tottenham in Madrid, rifling in a low left-footed drive to seal a 2-0 win and the club’s sixth European Cup.
Discussing the crowning moment of his season and the path he took to get there, the striker said: “It is a lot to happen in a year. And that’s the beauty of football.