Watch Divock Origi waste GOLDEN chance as he smashes bar when one-on-one with Burnley’s Nick Pope
22nd January 2021

DIVOCK ORIGI was left ruing a huge opportunity to put Liverpool in front against Burnley.

Given his first Premier League start of the season, the Belgian was gifted a massive chance by Ben Mee.

The Burnley defender's weakly hit backpass in the final minutes of the first-half sent Origi into a one-on-one.

However, up against Nick Pope, the striker slammed his effort against the underside of the crossbar.

Origi watched on stunned as the ball bounced clear and into the grateful arms of the Burnley goalkeeper.

Jurgen Klopp entrusted the 25-year-old in Thursday's clash at Anfield despite his miserable record of one goal in his ten appearances this season.

And Origi failed to break the deadlock with his four attempts on goal, two of which were on target.

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson told BBC Sport: "Divock Origi's chance could have been – and should have been – the opening goal.

"He got everything right until he decided to smash it, instead of trying to curl it around Nick Pope."

After 56 minutes, the Liverpool boss had seen enough and subbed him off to be replaced by Mohamed Salah.

In the same change, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was hooked for Roberto Firmino after a difficult opening hour for the Reds.

Tension was high at the break and visiting manager Sean Dyche squared up to Klopp following a tangle on the pitch.


Fabinho and Ashley Barnes went up for a high ball and the collision ended with the Burnley striker on the deck.

Joel Matip reacted angrily and a melee broke out among the players, before Fabinho was booked.

Dyche had already begun heading down the tunnel when a frank exchange of views broke about between the Clarets boss and his opposite number.

Origi's miss proved even more telling late in the game when Barnes won and converted a penalty to seal Burnley a shock 1-0 win.

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