Liverpool fans urge Klopp to start 21-year-old against Stoke
By Danny Wright
Liverpool fans on Twitter have urged Jurgen Klopp to keep Divock Origi in the starting line-up against Stoke on Saturday after scoring against Bournemouth on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old has only started eight Premier League games all season but has found the net in his last two outings against Everton and the Cherries.
Sadio Mane has recently been ruled out for the rest of the season while Philippe Coutinho is a major doubt for the clash at the Bet365 Stadium.
Despite his limited chances in the starting XI this campaign, Origi has still managed to score 10 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions.
His strike against Everton last week was his first league goal since December.
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After the latest bout of injury blows, Liverpool fans believe it is imperative that Klopp sticks with the Belgian striker as they look to make gains towards earning top-four place without their two key players.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter from the Anfield faithful about Origi:
Matip and Lovren set to play. Origi has scored two in two. Can is playing well. Sturridge is back. We're still in the top four. #LFC
— Chükwüdi Dozie (@chuckdozie) April 7, 2017
Another alternative for Stoke game would be:
Front line: W.O.W.#LFC
— Jaka Petric (@JakaPetric) April 7, 2017
Anyone fancy a 3-5-2? Migs; Matip, Lovren, Klavan; Milner, Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum, Clyne; Firmino, Origi #LFC
— LFC Commentary (@lfc_comments) April 7, 2017
— Iffy @best (@iffy_atbest) April 7, 2017
firmino behind sturridge and origi. Matip for klavan
— Stevenfuckingerrard (@Keepsweatin69) April 7, 2017
— HE8RA_LFC (@HE8RA) April 7, 2017
Best option Klopp has against Stoke is to play a diamond midfield and pair Sturridge and Origi up top. But hey I'm not the coach.
— MANÈ LIKE SALAH™ (@TCharis_DRO) April 7, 2017
Liverpool have not lost since February and find themselves third in the league table.
They are six points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal, who are level on points with Manchester United, however the two European regulars have two games in hand on the Reds.
Manchester City are two points behind the Merseyside club after their loss to Chelsea on Wednesday, but they have also played one less match.
In other Liverpool news, Phil Thompson has identified three Premier League players who can improve Klopp’s squad in the summer.