Former Liverpool striker Divock Origi has jokingly (we hope) named his newborn son Divock Samrat Crouch, paying homage to his old side’s Champions League final hero Divock Origi.
Our beautiful baby boy was born Monday 3rd June mother and baby Divock Samrat Crouch are doing well pic.twitter.com/C8yYyY9Atv
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 4, 2019
The Belgian struck twice in the semi-finals against Barcelona to help record a historic 4-0 win over the Spanish giants, which saw the Reds progress by an aggregate scoreline of 4-3.
Origi, formerly of Lille, then went on to rubber stamp the victory in the final against Tottenham with a powerful low strike into Hugo Lloris’ bottom corner, cementing himself as a cult hero at Anfield in doing so.
Origi-mania is clearly in full swing.
You can relive Liverpool’s Champions League celebrations in glorious 2D thanks to the guys at 442oons in the video below…
We’ve seen banners in his name stating that five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi ‘wears Divock Origi pyjamas’, and Crouch’s good humoured decision to name his son after the 24-year-old is just the latest event in what is becoming a frenzy over Liverpool’s No.27.
The ‘Samrat’ part of the name is in reference to Crouch’s favourite curry house, although it appears that the child’s mother Abbey Clancy is not on board with the adventurous choice of name.
Clancy has unfortunately not given the green light for the couple’s fourth child to be called Divock in what is a real shame in every sense of the word.
Perhaps the next one can be called Divock?
Crouch played for the Reds from 2005 to 2008 after signing from Southampton, and went on to score 42 goals in 135 appearances for the Merseysiders.
Unfortunately, the lanky forward never won anything at Anfield, although he did come off the bench to appear in the 2007 Champions League final loss against AC Milan.
Despite that, he is still held in high regard by the Liverpool supporters for his committed performances, and generally being a pretty nice guy.
He will only have gone up in their estimations after attempting to name his newborn Divock, much to his partner’s dislike.