tho your dreams be tossed and blown
- Sep 2, 2013
Far, far, far too much is made of that tackle. That game was on 20th April. He was back and appeared for us on 18th May. That's with Klopp who is extremely stringent about players being back up to fitness standards before being used. Physically that injury was a blip on a players career. If it scared and intimidated him enough to fuck up his motivation for years then he was never a player for us because Liverpool players will always be fouled and injured. It may not be fair but it will happen. His run of form was never as great as was made out either. 391 minutes of European football under Klopp before the injury and 3 goals. It took a lot of playing time for him to get to the level he was at when he scored in the 2 Dortmund games. 647 minutes in the league under Klopp. 5 goals 1 assist hardly earth shattering. He played 281 minutes in the cups too scoring that hatrick against Southampton that showed there was promise there. I thought he could develop further, had hopes for him and Firmino being our CF choices for years to come. But Origis run of form before that injury grows greater with each telling. In reality he had 2 good high profile games against Dortmund, a good game against Stoke in the league and a great one against Southampton in the cup. Outside those games he played a lot and didn't offer much.
Show me a 19/20yo striker in the PL who has been consistently banging them in.
It is very rare. He was promising as a young talent but few are able to make that leap