The 26-year-old marked his 100th alternative look for the Reds with the winning goal against Wolves on Saturday - but what does his future hold?
" People will compose books about him, ideally" smiled Jurgen Klopp. "And if not, then I'll do it!"The Liverpool boss does not normally like to overdo it when discussing individuals, but he made an exception at Wolves on Saturday.
Divock Origi, he validated, was "a legend", "an extraordinary football gamer", and when he scores the winning goal, it suggests that little bit more ... Boy, the minutes this male has given Reds fans down the years.
Boy, the moments this man has given Reds fans down the years. The number of times he has turned up in the right place at the right time, with a big goal in a big game to secure a big result.
Not surprising that Klopp loves him. No wonder Andy Robertson was tweeting on Saturday night about taking his grandkids to visit his statue one day. When you require a hero, when Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota can not open the door, you turn to Origi.And most of the time, he delivers.
Salah and Mane have both reached 100 Premier League goals this season, and Origi reached a century of his own on Saturday. It was the 100th time he had actually begun as a replacement for Liverpool. In hindsight, it was inescapable that he would mark the celebration as he did, with another match-winning contribution.
When sending him on for Jordan Henderson, Klopp had offered him a basic direction. "Be Divock Origi," he told him. In other words, come on and be our hero.
" It was his game," Klopp would say afterwards. "He's an incredible finisher, we saw that so typically.
" And he's great in these minutes [because] he doesn't need a great deal of run-up or time to discover the game. He might be Divock Origi, 100 per cent."
Has there ever been a more enigmatic footballer? One so addicted to the delights and the memories?
This is Origi's seventh year on Merseyside, and it feels like we comprehend him less now than ever previously. Just when you believe he's done, up he pops. Once again. Remember me?
Liverpool would have sold him last summer had a good offer showed up. It didn't. Clubs sniffed and asked questions but, much to Klopp's surprise, nobody bid.
" I can not believe that people believe if you do not play [every game] for Liverpool, you can not be excellent," he said on Saturday..
There are plenty who struggle to understand Origi's apparent determination to opt for a bit-part function at Anfield. After all, he has actually started only 34 Premier League matches for Liverpool. Last season, he made simply 17 appearances in all competitors, and failed to sign up a single league objective.
He is 26 now, approaching his prime, in theory. Does not he desire more than to be a cult hero, they ask?Lots of Liverpool fans wish for an upgrade, for a gamer who can press to start games frequently. An attacking signing next summer is likely, with Leeds' Raphinha and West Ham's Jarrod Bowen amongst those being seen.
Origi is likely to depart at the end of this season. "I hope one day he discovers a manager who will play him more than I do," Klopp confessed. "But if I would remain in another club, I would choose him."
For now, though, Origi is required. Now and in the coming months, particularly with Salah and Mane due to depart for the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
Liverpool needs to keep the train on the track throughout that duration, and while the scenario is far from suitable. having the Belgian fit, focused and firing would be a big plus.
Prior to then, he ought to get a possibility to start when the Reds take on AC Milan in the San Siro in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday. A dead rubber in essence, but an opportunity to shine in among the world's great arenas.
Do not expect Origi to be at all concerned by that, of course. Speak to those who know him and they'll inform you he's the calmest male alive, a character so laid back as to be horizontal. San Siro or Southport, it's all the exact same to him.It has ended up being a running joke at Liverpool that if there is a team conference or a team meal, Origi will be the last to get here. Never late, never rushed. Constantly there, and always in the nick of time.And doesn't that practically sum him up?
When you need a hero, when Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota can not open the door, you turn to Origi.
Salah and Mane have both reached 100 Premier League goals this season, and Origi reached a century of his own on Saturday. There are plenty who have a hard time to understand Origi's evident desire to settle for a bit-part function at Anfield. Origi is most likely to leave at the end of this season. It has ended up being a running joke at Liverpool that if there is a group meeting or a team meal, Origi will be the last to show up.