There have been numerous success stories from the 2018/19 campaign for Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp finally won a trophy with the Reds at the fourth time of asking, and personally won his first Champions League after losing two finals in the competition previously.
Jordan Henderson, a man written off so many times and was even involved in an attempted swap deal with Clint Dempsey back in 2012, finally got his hands on a major trophy with Liverpool.
Whilst they are admirable, no stories of resurgence are more amazing than Divock Origi’s.
How did Mane score THAT goal against Bayern last week? Did he dazzle them with Firmino’s teeth? 442oons speculate in the video below…
This is a player who spent the entirety of the 2017/18 season out on loan with Wolfsburg and didn’t even make a start for Liverpool this term until December.
He managed to play just 83 minutes of football in 2018/19 for the Reds before the turn of the year; despite all of this, he has quickly become a cult hero at Anfield.
He is a man for the big occasion, and has netted some massive goals for the club.
Firstly, his 96th-minute winner against Everton immediately put him into the supporters’ good books, but bigger strikes than that have followed.
In addition to an 86th-minute winner away to Newcastle, the Belgian international has hit a Champions League semi-final double against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona to complete a remarkable comeback victory, whilst he has also netted on the biggest stage of them all; the Champions League final.
He is quite clearly adored, as the image below suggests.
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) June 1, 2019
As you can see, Origi-mania is in full swing.
Who would’ve thought that a 24-year-old who flopped on loan with Wolfsburg and could’ve joined Fulham in January would become the subject of a situation in which a five-time Ballon d’Or winner supposedly wears pyjamas with his face on them?
He has gone from being surplus to requirements to a legend at the club; the Divock Origi love-in is well underway.