By Coral Barry
Divock Origi bagged two goals in the space of 20 minutes against Stoke on Sunday – and Liverpool fans were drooling over their Belgian striker.
The 20-year-old now has three strikes in just two games for Liverpool after scoring the vital away goal against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night.
Origi was selected ahead of Daniel Sturridge in that match and then came on at half-time on Sunday to outshine his fellow forward again with a wonderful display.
A simple header followed soon afterwards by a curling cross/shot that found the bottom corner of the Stoke net ended a perfect week for Origi in front of the Anfield crowd.
Liverpool have a huge game ahead of them on Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Dortmund and Reds supporters reacted with disbelief and joy at Origi’s sudden explosion of form.
ORIGI OH MY GOD WHAT A GOAL
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) April 10, 2016
— GaGs (@GagsTandon) April 10, 2016
Origi now has as many goals as Benteke this season. Cost a quarter of the price. Bargain.
— Joel (@_lfcjoel) April 10, 2016
Origi is the perfect storm of size, strength and speed. This kid could develop into something really special. #LFC
— Matt Topolski (@MattTopolski) April 10, 2016
Don't mean to heap unnecessary pressure on Origi, but it's clear he's the chance offspring of peak Drogba and peak Torres
— John M O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) April 10, 2016
Origi on after 45 minutes….on 68 minutes benteke gets out of his seat and appears to leave ??
— steve metcalfe (@stevemetcalfe77) April 10, 2016
With only 20 minutes after being subtituted for Liverpool, Origi have scored twice #Class
— Irungu Antoine (@2Benstone) April 10, 2016
The fact Origi was in Ligue 1's worst team of the season last year baffles me, the kids a finisher
— The Palm (@daykahill_sam_p) April 10, 2016
Origi ! pic.twitter.com/tT3Wqb7vUH
— Fauzan Abdurrobbi (@farrobbi) April 10, 2016
With Sturridge also on the scoresheet and slowly returning to form, this post really summed up the reaction from the delighted Liverpool supporters.
Liverpool fans watching Divock Origi today. pic.twitter.com/mnDqOBlrMc
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) April 10, 2016
In other Liverpool news, Alberto Moreno’s amazing effort was met by utter shock on Twitter.