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Origi: It’s an unbelievable feeling to win a derby

Divock Origi has said it was an ‘unbelievable feeling’ to be the match winner of today’s Merseyside derby.

Origi, who hadn’t featured for Liverpool since the opening day of the 2017/18 season, was introduced as a second-half substitute with the game finely balanced at 0-0.

The Belgium international would, however, have a decisive role to play in the game, scoring a 96th minute winner in front of a jubilant Kop to secure a 1-0 win against their nearest rivals to send the Everton faithful on the short journey home from Anfield with the ever so familiar feeling of disappointment.

Speaking after the game, Origi described his pride in scoring the winning goal.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to win a derby, and for the Liverpool supporters as a club, we feel proud,” Origi told the BBC.

“I was happy I could rectify my error from the beginning. It’s difficult as a player whenever you make a mistake. Jordan Pickford seems like a very good keeper and, mentality-wise, he seems like a good lad so he’ll learn from this.

“We have a passionate coach, a passionate club and passionate players. Sometimes emotions can take over and, in the end, you can’t hide happiness.”

The Reds remain in second place in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Man City.

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