Divock Origi’s goal is crowned the best in Liverpool history

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“The reason chosen in the first place.”

1NEWSDivock Origi brought in Liverpool from Lille for 10 million pounds (Rp 181 billion) in 2013. During his career at Liverpool until 2022, Origi spent most of his time on the bench due to frequent injuries.

He also spent two seasons on loan with his former club, Lille, in the 2014/2015 season. Then, on loan with Wolfsburg in the 2017/2018 season.

Noted, during his status as a Liverpool player since 2013, Origi only appeared 102 times and scored 20 goals. However, that doesn’t mean he didn’t make memorable and memorable history during his days at Liverpool.

One of his best performances he showed when Liverpool hosted Barcelona in the second leg of the semifinals Champions League 2018/2019 season. The Belgian national team player became a determinant of the qualification of Juergen Kloop’s squad to the final after successfully coming back with a 4-0 win over the Blaugrana.

In the first leg of the Champions League semifinal that season, the Reds were 3-0 down from Barcelona. However, the Reds were able to turn things around at Anfield to become 4-3 on aggregate through two goals each from Giorginio Wijlnaldum and Divock Origi.

The Reds fans will certainly not forget the dramatic victory on the way to lifting the Champions League trophy for the sixth time, where Origi’s goals were instrumental in helping Liverpool become European champions.

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Therefore, it is not surprising that Origi’s second goal against Barcelona in the 2019 Champions League match was named the best goal in Liverpool’s history. The goal was announced as the best moment in celebration of the club’s 130th anniversary.

The 27-year-old’s goal earned the most votes from supporters on Liverpoolfc.com. The goal was created with a dramatic fullness in the 78th minute and became a determinant of the Reds’ qualification for the Champions League final.

Trent Alexander-Arnold crossed quickly from a corner. The English full-back did so after seeing Origi in front of Barca’s goal without an escort. Origi then immediately received the ball with a hard kick with his right foot.

Origi’s quick goal was indeed very historic and memorable for Liverpool fans. No wonder the goal was voted the best goal in the club’s history, after competing with 130 other great goals that were nominated.

In celebration of the club’s 130th anniversary, Liverpool selected an incredible 130 goals total to compete against each other to determine which was the best goal in the club’s history.

The order is then ranked by a panel based on goal quality, importance, iconic status and more.

Reds fans have to choose the top 10, and Origi’s quick goal against Barca is in first place. While the goal of the former Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrardfinished second and third with two iconic goals.

The second goal was Gerrard’s against West Ham in the 2006 FA Cup final, and his header against AC Milan in Istanbul was third – the header that sparked Europe’s most dramatic comeback.

You can check out the rest of the top 10 on Liverpool’s official Twitter page below.

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