(Original post by cBay)
Origi has really come on leaps and bounds lately, it's amazing how he wins the ball before the defender in the most improbable of situations, if he starts doing that in the box then he is a real threat. Really hope he and Sturridge can build a strong partnership now.
The thing which excites me most - aside from the way Origi has got his head down, worked hard in the gym and now seems three times the player we initially bought - is the prospect of him being good enough to start games for us right now.
Not only does Origi offer us so much, but we then have the option of Sturridge, one of the best strikers in the country on his day, coming off the bench with 30 minutes left.
Sure, the pair of them can start (but, admittedly, that seems harsh on the three lads behind them because I'm a huge fan of the Coutinho/Firmino/Lallana axis usually) but if they aren't to start together, we've got two very good options capable of swinging a game for us.
I'd rather Origi started and did 90 minutes of running in an hour, because he certainly has the legs and energy and selflessness to do that. Then, I'd deploy Sturridge off the bench. He's the type of player who responds best when he's got the bit between his teeth. He hates being omitted, so let's harness that energy into something constructive and get him on for the final half hour, where he can exploits gaps and use his quality as he did last night (e.g. finding Milner to tee up Lovren in stoppage time).
Where does this all leave Benteke? In a taxi out of Liverpool, almost certainly.