Player ratings: Liverpool 1-0 Everton – Divock Origi the unlikely hero off the bench in the Derby

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By ‘The Don’ – @donkopleone

Liverpool put the disappointment of Paris behind them to grab a last gasp winner against

Everton, and win 1-0 at Anfield in the Merseyside derby.

Divock Origi made his first appearance for Liverpool since August 2017 and capped it off

with an absurd winner deep into injury time to send Anfield crazy.

Do you really care what happened in most of the game? I don’t. No one does. All you want is videos of Divock ‘Big Cock’ Origi on repeat.

Still, here’s Don Kopleone’s full time ratings:

Alisson 8 – The Brazilian is starting to make lots of big saves in big games, and has done so again today. How much can our defensive progress this season be attributed to him?

Trent 6.5 – Neither his best display going forward, not tracking back, but a decent performance.

Gomez 6.5 – At times the most troubled he has looked in the middle this season, however his sensational goal-line clearance was one of the game’s most crucial moments.

Virgil 7 – He can scuff a twenty five yard volley and still prove the difference. God. Captain.

Robbo 7 – I can’t remember because I’m on an adrenaline comedown in all honesty. Irn bru, deep fried mars bars, kilts and tartan.

Gini 7 – Average first half, much better second.

Fabinho 7.5 – Liverpool’s best outfield performer in the first forty-five. Could be a defining game in his LFC career.

Shaq 7 (off 71) – Really ought to have scored that first half chance, but lively in general play.

Firmino 6 (off 82) – Far too often this season it has felt as though Bobby has been the least threatening of our attacking trio. Another disappointing outing.

Mané 7 – Like Shaqiri, Sadio should have scored with his runs in behind providing constant danger. Was rightly the only starting attacker to be left on the pitch for the full ninety minutes.

Salah 7 (off 75) – Two great passes to set up chances for Shaqiri and Mané, but he drifted out the game after the break. Substitution was surprising nonetheless.

Subs

Keïta (Shaq 71) 6 – Didn’t really do anything.

Sturridge (Salah 75) – Think I’ve got the order right, by this point I was too tense to take in whatever was going on on the pitch.

Origi (Firmino 82) 8.5 – After a troubling cross I shouted, “he’s a decent striker Divock” only to be mocked by all around me when he hit the bar from a yard out forty seconds later. Fast forward ten minutes and I’m chucking chairs across the pub singing “NA-NA-NA NAH-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA DIVOCK ORIGIIIIIII”. Show me Solanke popping up with that!

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