• Striker scored 96th-minute winner against Everton
• Belgian has pushed himself ahead of Dominic Solanke
Liverpool’s derby winner, Divock Origi, has said he never gave up hope of resurrecting his Anfield career despite falling out of favour under Jürgen Klopp.
Origi’s dramatic 96th-minute header against Everton on Sunday was his first Liverpool goal since May 2017 and came in only his second substitute’s appearance of the season. The 23-year-old’s fortunes deteriorated at Liverpool after sustaining serious ankle ligament damage in a foul by former Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori in 2016. He would have been allowed to leave Anfield this summer had a suitor met Liverpool’s £26m valuation.