‘There goes the league’ – These Liverpool fans react to lineup vs Watford, Divock Origi surprise replacement for Roberto Firmino

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has surprised Reds fans with his decision to start Divock Origi in the place of the injured Roberto Firmino vs Watford tonight.

Firmino has failed to recover from the injury that saw him substituted in Liverpool’s goalless draw with Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds need to put on a show at Anfield against Watford tonight to make up for their lack of creativity against United on Sunday, fans will be expecting the team to put the sword to Watford’s defence from the get-go.

Firmino’s absence is quite surprising given that Klopp previously suggested that the Brazilian could be fit for tonight’s clash, quotes obtained by Mirror football:

“He looks good, we were obviously lucky. It is not as serous as we thought in the first moment, but if Bobby leaves the pitch it is not a good sign.”

“We play tomorrow and it will be very close for that,” he said. “Because it’s Bobby, I would say ‘yes [there is a chance for Watford]’, but I don’t know if I would use that chance.

Origi will be hoping that he can prove himself to Klopp as Firmino’s main backup (ahead of England international Daniel Sturridge) against the Hornets this evening. Origi has one goal and one assist from six Premier League appearances this season.

Could this be the start of Origi getting his career back on track at Anfield?

Check out Liverpool’s lineup below:

Check out some reaction to the Belgian’s inclusion below:

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