Date:26th April 2022 at 12:30pm
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Liverpool kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, with a 2-0 win over Merseyside rivals Everton at Anfield. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side were frustrated by the Toffees in the first half, but goals from Andy Robertson and Divock Origi after half-time ensured the title race remains very much on.

His goal against Everton was just Origi’s sixth of the season across all competitions, but few reds fans would have been surprised by his contribution; the Belgian has scored more goals against the Toffees than any other side during his time in England.

The 27-year-old has built a reputation as something of a cult hero, having scored crucial goals in the Champions League against Barcelona in 2019, and in the final against Tottenham the sae year.

Added to that are his six goals against Everton, including a 96th minute winner in 2018 and a brace in a 5-2 win the following year.

Origi may have played his last game for Liverpool

Despite his derby heroics, it appears that Origi’s time at Anfield is coming to an end.

The striker has struggled for game time this term, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz all ahead of him in the pecking order up front.

He has played just 101 minutes of league football this term, and is now close to agreeing a move away, according to Calciomercato.

The report from the Italian outlet claims that the striker is on the verge of agreeing a deal to join AC Milan this summer.

The Belgian’s contract expires at the end of the summer, and Liverpool have no intention of extending it, meaning that he will leave as a free transfer.

The Serie A side have acted quickly, though, and Origi would be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Italian side before the end of the campaign.

Milan’s two main options up front this season are Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud and, while the pair have scored 20 goals between them this season, they have a combined age of 75.

The Italian side are therefore keen on adding a younger option to their attacking ranks, and it appears that the prospect of signing Origi on a free transfer has attracted their interest.

 
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