Ian Wright: This Liverpool youngster is better than Sturridge
By Matt Bullin
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that Liverpool striker Divock Origi holds more promise than his team mate Daniel Sturridge.
Origi, 21, scored Liverpool’s second in their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at Anfield last night.
Philippe Coutinho netted the Reds first, but a late equaliser from Josh King meant Jurgen Klopp’s side dropped two points in their quest for a top-four finish.
However Liverpool are now unbeaten in five Premier League games and sit third in the table – two points ahead of Manchester City who have a game in hand.
Origi now has 10 goals and four in all competitions this season, six of which have come in his 27 Premier League outings.
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The Belgian has Premier League goals in back-to-back appearances now having netted against Everton as well.
Speaking on BBC 1’s Match of the Day (Wednesday, 10.30pm) Wright said of Origi: “I don’t mind him to be honest. I remember from from the Euros. He’s big, strong and got good feet.”
When questioned on whether he would have Origi or Sturridge in his side he responded:“I like Daniel but he doesn’t play enough. I would go with Origi.”
When Origi completed 90 minutes in a Liverpool shirt against Bournemouth it was the first time he had done so since the turn of the year.
Sturridge has only scored two goals in 14 Premier League games this season and has had a campaign marred by injuries.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will need one of the pair to start firing if they are to secure Champions League football for next season.
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