Liverpool's Divock Origi is the greatest football of all time. No, the greatest sportsperson. No, the greatest human being. Period.
Ok, ok, so Origi's status at Anfield has gained meme status over the last 12 months, but no matter how fans jokingly overstate his contributions, there can be no denying the Belgian's crucial role.
His career on Merseyside looked to be over midway through last season, yet that unforgettable winner against Everton - thanks to a huge slice of luck - seemed to change everything.
Suddenly, Origi was scoring dramatic goals left, right and centre including memorable strikes at Newcastle United and a brace in the comeback against Barcelona.
He then went one better with a goal in the Champions League final, downing Tottenham Hotspur with a great strike on 87 minutes, and has already found the net five times this season, too.
Origi's recent renaissance
Naturally, one of them was an acrobatic equaliser in stoppage time against Arsenal and another ensured he went two consecutive Merseyside derbies at Anfield with a goal to his name.
So, yes, all the proclamations of Origi being the GOAT are unquestionably tongue-in-cheek, but they come from a place of praise that is certainly warranted.
Origi is practically invincible
That's 1,002 days to be exact, which is the equivalent of 24,048 hours, 1,442,880 minutes and a mind-blowing 86,572,800 seconds.
Liverpool haven't lost a single Premier League fixture this campaign and Origi wasn't included in the match-day squad for their solitary loss last season away at Manchester City.
The year before that, Origi only featured for three minutes in the league - during a 3-3 draw with Watford - due to largely playing on loan at Wolfsburg, so we have to go even further back.
1,000 days without a PL defeat
In fact, the last time Origi was on the losing side happens to be the most recent time Liverpool have lost in the league at Anfield, when Crystal Palace won 2-1 all the way back on April 23, 2017.
To put this all into context, scroll for a full breakdown of the games Origi has either played in or sat through the match as a substitute during the 1,002 days. Spoiler alert: they're all wins and draws.
1. Liverpool 4-1 Norwich City
2. Southampton 1-2 Liverpool
3. Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
4. Burnley 0-3 Liverpool
5. Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United
6. Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool
8. Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City
9. Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool
10. Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
11. Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
12. Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City
13. Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool
14. Liverpool 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
15. Liverpool 5-2 Everton
16. Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool
17. Liverpool 2-0 Watford
18. Leicester City 0-4 Liverpool
19. Liverpool 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
20. Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield United
21. Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Liverpool
22. Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
1. Huddersfield Town 0-1 Liverpool
2. Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
3. Liverpool 1-0 Everton
4. Burnley 1-3 Liverpool
5. Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool
6. Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Liverpool
7. Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle United
8. Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal
9. Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Liverpool
10. Liverpool 4-3 Crystal Palace
11. Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City
12. West Ham United 1-1 Liverpool
13. Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth
14. Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool
15. Liverpool 5-0 Watford
16. Everton 0-0 Liverpool
17. Liverpool 4-2 Burnley
18. Fulham 1-2 Liverpool
19. Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
20. Southampton 1-3 Liverpool
21. Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea
22. Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool
23. Liverpool 5-0 Huddersfield Town
24. Newcastle United 2-3 Liverpool
25. Liverpool 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1. Watford 3-3 Liverpool
2. Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace
1. Watford 0-1 Liverpool
2. Liverpool 0-0 Southampton
3. West Ham United 0-4 Liverpool
4. Liverpool 3-0 Middlesbrough
A lot of games, right? And considering we're being harsh by including games he simply watched from the bench, you know Origi's record in England's top division is something to be lauded.
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