Divock Origi's return to form is perfect timing, says Jurgen Klopp
By Michael Cantillon
Last Updated: 03/12/16 1:58pm
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has welcomed the perfect timing of Divock Origi's return to form.
Liverpool have lost star man Philippe Coutinho until the new year with ankle ligament damage and England international Daniel Sturridge is struggling with a calf problem, while Adam Lallana has only just returned to training.
In their absence, Oirigi has come in and scored two goals in two matches and is now set for his first Premier League start since finding the net in April's Merseyside derby in the Nissan Super Sunday clash with Bournemouth.
"Timing is really important. You don't always have influence on timing but in this case it worked out really well because it was exactly one or two weeks since Div was back in shape, in the race, and has the good shape," said Klopp.
"That was lucky, I would say, so he was ready for this specific moment coming in.
"I think everybody could see the difference between one or two substitutions when he came in a little bit earlier and it was not too easy for him.
"He is still 21 and he hasn't had the most match time in the last few months so then he had no rhythm but he is always working, never moaning.
"(Sometimes he is) a little more confident, a little less confident - how it is with all people in all parts of life.
"I was really happy for him having this opportunity and being in the shape to use it. It was really nice to see."