Origi happy to have scored special goal

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Divock Origi of Liverpool scores his team's first goal past Jordan Pickford of Everton during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool forward Divock Origi has said he is pleased to have scored a “special” goal against Everton.

The Belgian international came off the bench as a late substitute to bag the winner in the ninety-sixth minute of Sunday’s derby at Merseyside to deny Everton a hard-fought point.

And the former Lille and Werder Bremen man was pleased to score “one of the most crucial” goals during his spell at Anfield.

“It was special.” he said.

“It was a crucial goal, one of the most crucial I have scored for Liverpool so it was special.

“You could see the emotion of the fans and the coach and the players so we celebrated all together. It is a good day for Liverpool.” he added.

There has been a lot of speculation around Origi and whether he has a future at Anfield following his loan spell in Germany last season, but he is not looking too far ahead.

“I just try to focus on what I can control and that was training well and shining my light.” he continued.

“The rest I knew I couldn’t control so whatever minutes I got, I just tried to make the most of it and, thank God, it turned out well.

“The manager told me to just play my game and play like I have been in training. I was feeling good.

“I just try to play my game, whatever role it is. It’s on the pitch you have to do your talking and it is the coach who makes the decisions so the best I can do is show my best form.

“As a player you always want to play a lot of minutes but as a team we have a lot of goals this season and I just try to shine my light and see wherever it goes.” he finished.

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