Liverpool fans were delighted to see Jurgen Klopp substitute Divock Origi after 45 minutes in the game against Southampton after the Belgian failed to make an impression on the match.
Origi was a surprise starter for the Sunday evening fixture at Anfield as it left Christian Benteke watching on from the bench. The £32million summer signing from Aston Villa is still working his way back to full fitness following a hamstring injury and was evidently not able to start.
However, after a drab first half that finished 0-0, the German manager had no choice but to throw Benteke into the mix. And it was a good decision as the game immediately started to swing in Liverpool's favour.
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Having dominated proceedings in the opening 45 minutes, the mere presence of Benteke seemed to push the high-line of Southampton back, allowing space for Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho to create.
And the pressure finally told when the big Belgian met a cross from James Milner to bury a trademark header in the top corner of the goal. Although the game is not yet finished, it seems Klopp's decision may have bagged him his first win as Liverpool manager.
UPDATE: We all know that Benteke didn't win it for Liverpool, but wouldn't it have been great if he did? Back to Drawsville for you, Liverpool fans!
Get used to it
Danny Ings is out for the season and Daniel Sturridge's knee injury may be more serious than Liverpool's medical staff originally believed. A report in the Sunday Mirror claimed Sturridge's unusual problem has yet to be diagnosed and there is, as of yet, no date pencilled in for his return.
That means Origi could be set for a lot more game time in the near future. Judging by his performance against the Saints Liverpool fans better start getting used to this sight:
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