Liverpool star names one quality that can never be questioned from Klopp’s side

Date published: Sunday 5th December 2021 2:47 - TEAMtalk staff

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp grinning alongside Thiago Alcantara

Striker Divock Origi believes Liverpool’s late show on Saturday proves their staying power after his heroics at Wolves.

The forward’s injury-time strike snatched a 1-0 win at Molineux after the Reds dominated. It briefly sent Liverpool top of the Premier League before Manchester City became the third team to lead the table on Saturday following their 3-1 win at Watford, Chelsea having started the day at the summit.

Origi, who has made just 34 league starts in seven years at Anfield, feels Jurgen Klopp’s men have the belief to remain in the hunt for the title.

He told the club’s official site: “I think that ties in with the values of the club – keep believing, keep going.

“In the end you can only control the moment you are in and just try to make the right play every time, even if you fail again and again.

“In the end, we are happy that we got the goal, even though it was a bit late. We enjoyed it. Winning games is all you work for.

“We try to work on the details during the week and we’re together the whole season to try to get wins.

“Getting that win, getting that goal is the best feeling and it keeps us also going with the momentum.”

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Gerrard urged to thwart Liverpool, Man Utd transfer plan

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard should convince Carney Chukwuemeka to snub transfer interest from Liverpool and Manchester United and instead sign a new contract, one pundit has said.

Villa have a solid reputation for developing exciting youth talents, with Jack Grealish the standout name. However, in recent seasons, the West Midlands club have enjoyed more success on that front.

Midfielder Jacob Ramsey, 20, is now a fully-fledged Premier League midfielder in the first team. His younger brother Aaron, meanwhile, has played in the Carabao Cup this term.

Carney Chukwuemeka playing for Aston Villa against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup

However, Chukwuemeka is another midfield player who has been grabbing the attention at Villa.

The 18-year-old has made four first-team appearances already this term, including two in the Premier League. As such, Liverpool and Manchester United are supposedly keeping tabs on his situation.

Chukwuemeka’s current deal expires in the summer of 2023. He will reportedly reject the offer of a new deal as he seeks more first-team opportunities elsewhere.

According to former Villa star Gabriel Agbonlahor, though, the midfielder should think again. Indeed, the pundit pointed to Ramsey as a prime example of what lies ahead at Villa Park for him.

“My message to him would be, Aston Villa is the best place for you to be,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider.

Chukwuemeka told to stay at Villa

“You might have clubs like Man City and Man United looking at you but you’ve got more chance of breaking through at Aston Villa and get minutes.

“If I was him I’d keep with it, keep performing for the Under-23s, keep performing in training with Steven Gerrard.

“He will get his chance and you’ve got to be patient. Look at Jacob Ramsey, he got his chance.

“When you get your chance take it. My advice would be to reject offers from Liverpool and everyone else, stay and sign a new contract with the club. He’s still young. All you need is that one game, make it count and you’ll stay in the team.”

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