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The advice Jurgen Klopp gave ‘legend’ Divock Origi before late Wolves winner

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp delivered a simple yet impactful message to Divock Origi before his winner against Wolves on Saturday.

The Belgian striker came off the bench to score in the 94th minute and send Liverpool back up the M6 with all three points.

It was a crushing blow for Wolves, who were desperately close to hanging on for a point.

Freelance journalist David Lynch picked up on an interesting point Origi made in a post-match interview, highlighting it on Twitter.

Lynch wrote: “Divock Origi has just told one interviewer that Jurgen Klopp simply told him to ‘go out and be Divock’ before sending him on at Molineux. Job done, I’d say.”

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Meanwhile, Klopp was full of praise for Origi while conducting his post-match media duties, even going as far as to call the striker a “legend” who will have books written about him.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live after the match, Klopp said: “It’s great, [Divock Origi’s] a legend. He is a legend. People will write books about him, hopefully. If not then I’ll do it.

“He’s such a great player, a great guy. It’s a good moment, coming on and contributing like he did today, scoring that goal – outstanding. I’m really, really happy for him.”

Summing up the game, Klopp felt Liverpool were “dominant” and deserved to return to Merseyside with three points.

He said: “If you don’t take your chances, it happens pretty often were you go home with one point, or if they use one of their rare counter-attacks, you go home with nothing, which would have been incredibly unfair from our point of view, obviously.

“This is now the right result, I think. We had the majority of the ball, we were very dominant, we didn’t let them play how they usually play.

“It was a football-playing side to not really be seen today because we were really at them.

“So, good game with a great result. That’s it.”

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