Klopp admits he expected Origi to leave last summer

Klopp admits he expected Origi to leave last summer

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted he expected striker Divock Origi to leave the club last summer.

The Belgian who has been reduced to a bench player at Anfield came in the second half on Saturday to earn the Reds all the points in injury time in their game against Wolves.

"If I would be in another club I would go for him and I thought that would happen, that's true because he didn't have massive game time. But, again, I cannot believe that people think if you don't play for Liverpool you cannot be good.

"This team is outstanding and if you are our No.12, 13, or 14 you have to be outstanding – and Div is. I am very happy that he is still here, actually. I didn't expect it to happen, but I wouldn't have been surprised.

"He is a top striker, a top boy. He is already here at Liverpool for a long time; he came here very young and has scored some of the most important goals in the history of this club. He is a positive boy and I am really happy," Klopp said after the game.

The win moved Liverpool to the top of the league for a few hours before sliding back to send spot following Man City's win over Watford later in the day.

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