‘I said ‘we are going to be back next season”: Divock Origi reveals failed text he sent Jurgen Klopp after Champions League heartbreak in 2018… a year before scoring in final victory over Tottenham
- Divock Origi believes his failed text message to Jurgen Klopp was a sign of fate
- Origi scored Liverpool’s second goal in last season’s Champions League final
- He also scored two crucial goals in the stunning semi-final win over Barcelona
Liverpool’s Divock Origi says he sent a fatalistic failed text message to Jurgen Klopp in the aftermath of his side’s 2018 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Origi wasn’t part of the squad that was beaten 3-1 by Madrid having spent the season on loan at Wolfsburg and watched the game from his mum’s house in the Dominican Republic.
In the aftermath of that defeat, Origi says he tried to send a text message to Klopp vowing that he the club would go one better the season after.
Divock Origi says he sent a failed text to Jurgen Klopp after 2018 Champions League final
Origi says the message vowed that Liverpool would bounce back a year later in Europe
The 24-year-old believes his failed text was a sign of fate as he played a key role in triumph
‘The crazy thing is, I remember texting the coach [Jurgen Klopp] after the game [the 2018 final],’ Origi told liverpoolfc.com.
‘I didn’t want to say many words, but used the bicep emoji to say ‘keep strong, keep on going’ and I said ‘we are going to be back next season’.
‘That text never went through, but in my head I said ‘we’, as if I was in it. I don’t even know if the manager knows, but the text never went through.
The forward has become Liverpool’s super sub, scoring crucial goals at crucial times
A year later, the 24-year-old scored Liverpool’s second goal in the 2019 final win over Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano.
‘In the end I came back and ended up scoring in the final, so that was quite symbolic. Maybe it was fate, definitely.’
Origi has become a super sub for the Reds having scored two crucial goals in Liverpool’s incredible Champions League semi-final second leg win over Barcelona.
The Belgium international has featured regularly this season from the bench, making 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and making four assists.