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Origi’s last-gasp winner helps Liverpool beat Wolves


By Reuters
Published : 05 Dec 2021 09:21 PM | Updated : 07 Dec 2021 11:54 AM

Liverpool's Divock Origi came off the bench to score a brilliant injury-time winner to help his side to a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Origi picked up a cross from Mohamed Salah before swivelling and drilling the ball home in the 94th minute, sending the Liverpool fans into raptures and sparing his usually lethal fellow strikers' blushes after they missed a hatful of chances.

"We came here to win and eventually it happened, that's why we do the hard work in the week for this," a grinning Origi said, adding that Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp had sent him on with the instruction: "Be Divock."

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Divock's winner came after an extraordinary miss by Diogo Jota, back at his old club on his 25th birthday.

The Portuguese striker and former Molineux favourite looked certain to score on the hour after a defensive mix-up left him free with the goalkeeper stranded, but Wolves captain Conor Coady produced a spectacular - and painful - block on the line.

With Liverpool dominating possession but wasteful with their finishing, Trent Alexander-Arnold blazed over, Salah saw the ball nicked off him with the goal gaping, and Thiago Alcantara had a double shot blocked at close range.

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