He had some brief flashes of quality with some runs forward and some fouls won but overall his showing was simply not the standard of forward Liverpool need in what is going to be a tense and tight title race this season.
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness, speaking on Sky Sports, scalded Origi at half-time and said after the player’s “bad miss”.
He said: “If it had been any of their other – their normal front three – you’d have said goal. I know he’s got some important goals for the club but as he’s running through, I did say to you ‘he’s gonna miss here’.”
And the defeat was the latest evidence for Liverpool boss Klopp that he needs to think about further freshening up his attacking options in the summer transfer window.
Origi is no longer having the impact that he was two seasons ago and simply does not offer enough in matches when he is not scoring. Liverpool do not have the options some of their rivals do off the bench, although their situation will improve when Jota is back.
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Having stood solemnly looking at an empty Kop after Liverpool’s title celebrations back in July, many thought Origi might be on his way out of Anfield.
He came back out on to the pitch long after his team-mates had gone into the dressing room with the trophy and stood silently looking at Liverpool’s iconic 12,000-seater stand for a while.
It was thought he was perhaps taking one last look before a summer switch elsewhere to a club where he could be the main striker, given he stands little to no chance of ever consistently displacing any of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane on Merseyside.