Date: 18th September 2019 at 6:45am
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EXCLUSIVE

Darren Bent claims that Belgian striker Divock Origi will go down in Liverpool legend for the important goals he has scored for the club.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Aston Villa and England striker says that the 24-year-old has stepped up when needed for the Reds, most notably on the European stage.

Despite operating primarily as a squad player behind the likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Origi fired home twice in the semi-finals of the Champions League to help turn around a 3-0 deficit to Barcelona, before also netting in the final.

Despite never featuring as a mainstay in the starting XI, with just 46 starts in his 104 appearances across all competitions for the Reds, Bent insists that his impact last season will have his name written into the history books, not to mention memories, at Anfield.

Bent told Football Insider: “Listen, I like Origi – he has stepped up in big moments for that football club. He’s scored big goals in Champions League semi-finals and finals. 

“He’s going to go down in Liverpool folklore as a legend, Divock Origi.”

Origi featured just 22 times across all competitions last season, while he has turned out in six games during the current campaign, half of those coming as a starter in the side.

The 27-cap Belgium international has also spent time out on loan while contracted to the Reds, joining Wolfsburg for the 2017-18 campaign.

In other Liverpool news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider it is “scary” that one first-team mainstay is “nowhere near” his full potential at Anfield.