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Virgil van Dijk during the Merseyside derby.

Virgil van Dijk turned away in disgust before Divock Origi's winner v Everton

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The Premier League title race is still well and truly on.

Football fans were concerned that Manchester City were about to open up a four-point lead over Liverpool with the score 0-0 against Everton.

However, Divock Origi - the forgotten man - came off the bench to score the most dramatic of late winners to snatch all three points in the Merseyside derby.

Jordan Pickford was guilty of one of the worst mistakes in recent Premier League history.

England's number one goalkeeper for some reason tipped a shot that was going over back onto the crossbar, with the ball then bouncing to Origi for an easy tap-in.

The Belgian had hit the bar from two yards out earlier on.

Virgil van Dijk will record the assist for the goal, with his mishit volley giving Pickford the issue.

And fans noticed the Dutchman's reaction to his volley, with Liverpool's captain for the day turning around in disgust and running back towards the half-way line.

You can watch the footage below.

VIDEO

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FANS REACT

https://twitter.com/LFCOffside/status/1069293302141333504

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https://twitter.com/Archie_LFC_/status/1069293022993661952

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https://twitter.com/KeithCostigan/status/1069294262800416769

Van Dijk actually misses the goal.

It's probably Liverpool's most important goal of the season, one which keeps them hot on City's tails.

After the game, Origi spoke about his bizarre goal to Sky Sports reporters.

The Belgian striker said: “It’s a special moment. I’m enjoying the moment and it’s a special time for this club and for this city.”

Origi & Klopp

“It was instinct - I just tried to be sharp - I am very happy! I believed in myself - it wasn’t easy, moments make you stronger, I always wanted to try and help the team. I’m happy we could do this today.”

Liverpool now face away trips at Burnley and Bournemouth before hosting Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

Klopp's side actually have eight games in December in what could be the most pivotal month in their quest for trophies.

Topics:
Football
Virgil van Dijk
Jordan Pickford
Jurgen Klopp
Divock Origi
Premier League
Liverpool
Everton

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