Report- Divock Origi explains BIZZARE late winning goal in Merseyside derby vs Everton | Football | Sport

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Divock Origi explains BIZZARE late winning goal in Merseyside derby vs Everton | Football | Sport

It was a moment that simply defied belief at Anfield.

When Virgil van Dijk miscued a volley in the last minute of stoppage time, everybody had thought it was the last action of the game.

But not Origi who followed in before the ball bounced twice off the Everton crossbar and he headed into the net.

The Belgian has been a forgotten man having spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg.

He very nearly left the club in the summer and has been linked with a move away in January but Jurgen Klopp gave him the chance to be the hero which he grasped with both hands.

“It’s a special moment, I’m enjoying the moment,” Origi told Sky Sports after the game.

“It’s a special moment for the club and the city. I’m very happy for it.”

Origi then explained why he followed the ball in considering it seemed a lost cause.

“It was just instinct, with the first chance I had I knew there was going to be some balls like this,” he added.

“I just tried to be sharp and in the end Virgil gave a nice end assist.

“I think I just believe in myself, it wasn’t easy but in football it always makes you stronger [not playing] to enjoy the game.

“Whenever I come in I just try to help the team and I am happy that I could do it in this way today.”

This was Origi’s first Premier League appearance since August 2017.

Klopp sprinted onto the pitch when the ball hit the net where he hugged his goalkeeper Alisson.

The moment may help revive the 23-year-old’s Anfield career.

With the games coming thick and fast over the festive period, he is likely to be handed a second chance before the transfer window reopens.