Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Forgotten man Origi snatches dramatic derby win for Liverpool

Forgotten man Origi snatches dramatic derby win for Liverpool

Salah acknowledged Liverpool's need to respond to City's win, but also admitted that the competition is "healthy" for his side.

But for long periods of this game, Everton were comfortable and seemingly on course for at least a point.

Richarlison then made his way past the Liverpool defence with a weaving run, but stumbled as he was about to shoot and the chance went begging for Everton.

Origi's chance to be the match-winner appeared to have passed him by when he hit the crossbar two minutes from time, flicking his right foot hopefully at a bouncing ball inside the six-yard box after Van Dijk had won the initial header from a corner.

Everton looked to have done enough to secure a point but a horrendous error from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gifted the ball to Origi, who headed it home in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

The chances kept coming for Everton as Liverpool struggled to find their rhythm, with Andre Gomes denied by a brilliant save from Allison.

The England number one had been outstanding until he tried to collect a high ball in the 94th minute. It bounced a second time onto the bar and dropped down to the waiting Origi, who headed home from a meter out. From being a key figure in what looked to be a big point for Everton, Pickford was now the villain.

Klopp's side are unbeaten in the league this season, but are precariously position in their Champions League group, needing a win from their final game against Napoli to ensure progression. He then raced off his line to deny Theo Walcott as Everton attempted to capitalise on their first-half dominance.

Klopp ran onto the pitch after the goal
Klopp ran onto the pitch after the goal

But Origi proved a fitting victor, extending Liverpool's unbeaten run in the Premier League to 16 games 20 months on from his horrific ankle break in this fixture.

Everton made six new signings in the summer, as well as appointing a new manager in Marco Silva, and the freshness was evident against Liverpool until the late, cruel victor conceded by the home side.

Origi was an unlikely hero for Liverpool FC, with the Belgian striker having featured in the Premier League for the first time this season.

Gomes is starting to make his influence felt in Everton's team now he is fully fit after injury and the Portugal worldwide - on loan from Barcelona - was the standout player for the visitors with his vision and technique in midfield. Andre Gomes was outstanding at the heart of midfield, and he nearly scored in the first half before seeing Alisson save his goal-bound header.

"It's also a dream for the city and for the fans".

"Looking at the one-off games does not do some of those Everton teams justice".

He just needs to make sure that this defeat does not prove too damaging to morale.

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