Jurgen Klopp explains why Divock Origi was chosen over Sadio Mane for Champions League conflict

Jurgen Klopp explains why Divock Origi was selected over Sadio Mane for Champions League clash

Liverpool ring the modifications in opposition to AC Milan

Following their robust begin to the season, Liverpool have wrung the modifications for his or her Champions League group stage opener in opposition to AC Milan.

Joe Gomez was handed his first begin of the season following a season out injured, whereas Divock Origi has are available in from the chilly amidst accidents to Harvey Elliot, Roberto Firmino and Takumi Minamino.

The Reds, who might be trying to enhance on the disappointing defeat to Actual Madrid within the quarter-finals final season, now look mild in assault, whereas defensively there’s nonetheless no debut for brand spanking new centre-back Ibrahim Konate.

Why Origi is beginning

Even with the damage disaster, Divock Origi has seen gametime onerous to come back by. In truth, he’s but to play a minute of aggressive soccer this marketing campaign, and has not even made the matchday squad for the final three fixtures.

Nevertheless, Klopp retains religion in him, and defined why he opted for the Belgian ahead over Sadio Mane, saying:

“It’s about bringing in recent legs and stunning the opponent. I’m positive he’ll play properly tonight.” 

Might or not it’s that Origi will provide one thing totally different to a Liverpool frontline that’s more likely to see quite a lot of the ball, whereas providing a extra bodily presence than Mane.

Each Mane and Minamino are on the Liverpool bench, simply in case the plan doesn’t have the specified success, however may Origi show an surprising hero?

Learn extra:

Spectacular 45 minutes for Jude Bellingham has Liverpool and Manchester United followers all saying the identical factor

Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott disagrees with choice to uphold Leeds defender Pascal Struijk’s purple card for problem on him

Liverpool betting odds, subsequent sport:

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace odds: consequence, each groups to attain, appropriate rating & goalscorers

Liverpool’s newest movies

Champions League Training: Liverpool warm up ahead of Milan visit

Champions League Coaching: Liverpool heat up forward of Milan go to

Watch reside because the Reds start Tuesday’s coaching session, forward of the Champions League…


Liverpool's Champions League press conference from Anfield | Milan

Liverpool’s Champions League press convention from Anfield | Milan

Watch reside as Jürgen Klopp and a primary workforce participant communicate to the media…


Premier League desk

# Staff MP D P
1 Manchester United 4 8 10
2 Chelsea FC 4 8 10
3 Liverpool FC 4 8 10
4 Everton FC 4 6 10
5 Manchester Metropolis 4 10 9
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 4 2 9
7 Tottenham Hotspur 4 0 9
8 West Ham United 4 5 8
9 Leicester Metropolis 4 -2 6
10 Brentford FC 4 1 5
11 Crystal Palace 4 0 5
12 Aston Villa 4 -2 4
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 -1 3
14 Southampton FC 4 -2 3
15 Watford FC 4 -4 3
16 Arsenal FC 4 -8 3
17 Leeds United 4 -7 2
18 Burnley FC 4 -5 1
19 Newcastle United 4 -7 1
20 Norwich Metropolis 4 -10 0
Participant Staff Targets
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Grey, Demarai Everton FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 3
Benrahma, Stated West Ham United 2
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 2
Vardy, Jamie Leicester Metropolis 2
Fornals, Pablo West Ham United 2
Torres, Ferran Manchester Metropolis 2
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 2
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 2
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 2
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 2
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 2
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 2
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 2
Edouard, Odsonne Crystal Palace 2

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments