Top 6 instances when Divock Origi rescued Liverpool with a late goal

Divock Origi was the Liverpool hero once again on Saturday.
Divock Origi was the Liverpool hero once again on Saturday.

If you were asked who Liverpool's most valuable player is, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane or Trent Alexander-Arnold are likely to be the responses.

While each has played a big part in the club's title triumphs in recent years, none has played a bigger role in key moments than Divock Origi. The Belgian has earned a reputation for popping up with goals at crucial moments when the side is losing or heading towards a draw.

Last evening, he reminded everyone of his qualities by netting a 94th-minute winner against Wolves that earned The Reds a 1-0 victory. That reinforced his reputation as one of the best super-subs at the monent.

On that note, here's a look at six of his best Liverpool-rescue missions so far:

#6 Against West Bromwich Albion - December 2015 (Premier League)

Origi denied West Bromwich Albion a famous victory at Anfield.
Origi denied West Bromwich Albion a famous victory at Anfield.

Divock Origi's stoppage-time heroics can be traced back to this game against West Bromwich Albion on 13 December 2015.

The Baggies were on course for an epic win at Anfield that night, with Klopp staring at his third league defeat as Liverpool manager in just his eighth game. But cometh the hour, cometh Origi. He braved a nasty tackle before unleashing a ferocious volley from distance that took a deflection before going in at the far post.

The 96th-minute strike meant Liverpool forced a share of the spoils in the four-goal thriller.

#5 Against Everton - December 2018 (Premier League)

Divock Origi broke Everton hearts in stoppage time.
Divock Origi broke Everton hearts in stoppage time.

Liverpool's 2018-19 season was special in many ways. While they finished second to champions Manchester City despite garnering 97 points, their title charge would've ended long back if it wasn't for Divock Origi.

On Matchday 14, The Reds came up against Everton in a tense Merseyside derby. The visitors held firm to keep their mighty hosts at bay, and seemed to have secured a famous point at Anfield.

FT: Liverpool 1-0 Everton 😂Klopp's on the pitch. Origi is a God. Pickford is banter. I'm losing the plot. Absolute SCENES MATE ❤️

However, in the 96th minute, Origi headed the ball home from two yards after a Jordan Pickford howler, prompting Klopp's famous sprint across the Anfield turf.

#4 Against Wolverhampton Wanderers - December 2021 (Premier League)

Divock Origi is Klopp's secret weapon.
Divock Origi is Klopp's secret weapon.

This one's still fresh in our memory. Divock Origi had established himself as Liverpool's saviour by now, but if there were still any lingering doubts about it, he cleared them emphatically on Saturday.

In the dying seconds of Liverpool's game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux, the Belgian once again stepped up to the plate.

Wolves 0-1 Liverpool FT:⚽️ Divock OrigiHeartbreak for Wolves who lose it at the death.Meanwhile, the Reds go top of the Premier League.

Salah rampaged down the right wing before squaring the ball to Origi. The Belgian took a touch before spinning around and lashing home a low drive into the near post. That was some way to celebrate his 100th appearance for Liverpool.

#3 Against Arsenal - October 2019 (EFL Cup)

Divock Origi was the star of a historic EFL Cup game in 2019.
Divock Origi was the star of a historic EFL Cup game in 2019.

Liverpool and Arsenal played out an all-time classic in the EFL Cup two years ago. They drew 5-5 in regulation time before The Reds overcame their London rivals 5-4 on penalties.

Once again, if it wasn't for Divock Origi, the Gunners would've nicked the contest after leading 4-2 after 54 minutes. After Oxlade-Chamberlain reduced the deficit, the Belgian made it 4-4.

Joe Willock restored Arsenal's lead in the 70th minute, making it 5-4. The scoreline remained that way until stoppage time before Origi equalised in the 94th minute. He later also scored in the penalty shootout.

#2 Against Newcastle - May 2019 (Premier League)

Divock Origi kept Liverpool's title hopes alive in this game.
Divock Origi kept Liverpool's title hopes alive in this game.

Divock Origi made valuable contributions to Liverpool's title charge during the 2018-19 season. He was at it again on the penultimate matchday.

Manchester City watched in angst as their crowning moment seemed close, with Liverpool drawing 2-2 against Newcastle United on matchday 37. However, Origi had other ideas.

13': Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool20': Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool28': Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool54': Newcastle 2-2 Liverpool86': Newcastle 2-3 LiverpoolFT: Newcastle 2-3 LiverpoolHUGE result for Jürgen Klopp's side. What a game.

In the 88th minute, Xherdan Shaqiri played in a free-kick, and Origi was on hand to head it home and win it for Liverpool. That pushed the title race right down to the wire.

#1 Against Barcelona - May 2019 (Champions League)

"Corner taken quickly...Origi!"
"Corner taken quickly...Origi!"

Just days before his Newcastle United heroics, Divock Origi made arguably the biggest contribution of his Liverpool career. He was twice on target against Barcelona in a famous 4-0 Champions League win at Anfield. That included a late goal that completed the turnaround.

📅 A stunning second-leg fightback at Anfield, #OTD in 2019...⏰0⃣7⃣ Origi ⏰5⃣4⃣ Wijnaldum ⏰5⃣6⃣ Wijnaldum ⏰7⃣9⃣ Origi 😮 Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool (agg: 3-0)😱 Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (agg: 4-3)#FlashbackFriday | @LFC | #UCL

The Reds turned around a 3-0 first-leg deficit in the semi-final, courtesy of a brace from Giorginio Wijnaldum and an early opener from Origi.

With extra time looming, Liverpool needed another goal to seal their place in the final. Origi stepped up, tapping home a quick corner from Alexander-Arnold to send Lionel Messi and co. crashing out of the continental competition.

Can he ever better this strike?

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