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Liverpool fans tear into Divock Origi after FA Cup loss at Chelsea

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Liverpool forward Divock Origi came under fire from a number of the club’ supporters after his performance in the Reds’ FA Cup defeat tonight.

Jurgen Klopp’s side went down 2-0 at Chelsea as their wait to lift the trophy now enters a 15th season and the Belgian was unable to make the most of his starting berth, being hauled off in place of Roberto Firmino in the 70th minute.

The 22-year-old was perhaps unlucky not to equalise midway through the first half when he was one of three players thwarted in quick succession by an outstanding sequence of saves from Kepa Arrizabalaga but otherwise Origi’s performance was largely ineffective. He had the fewest passes of anyone in Liverpool’s starting XI with just 19, five fewer than James Milner managed in his 20 minutes on the pitch, with seven of those 19 passes failing to find a team-mate. He was caught offside twice and guilty of poor ball control on three occasions (as per WhoScored).

Henry Jackson of This Is Anfield bemoaned “too many clumsy moments” from the Belgian who “had a tendency to run down blind alleys too often”, while in the Daily Express, Ryan Taylor wrote that his “touch was poor”, adding that he was “clearly lacking sharpness”.

These Liverpool fans on Twitter were also critical of Origi’s display at Stamford Bridge, with one calling him “overrated”:

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