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Where to? Super sub leaves EPL as a legend

In his last appearance at Anfield on Sunday, Liverpool striker Divock Origi claimed he tried to put the team first in general.

The Reds won the Premier League title after beating Wolves 3-1 on the final day of the season, but were denied the trophy after Manchester City beat Aston Villa.


Origi was unable to participate in the game due to a muscular ailment, but he was given a guard of respect from his teammates as well as some keepsakes after the victory.


The Belgian's contract expires at the conclusion of the season, and reports suggest he may join Serie A champions Milan.

Origi was full of praise for the club he has played for since around 2015. He spoke to Sky Sports as the players took their end-of-season lap of honor.


He told Sky Sports, "Amazing years I've spent here." "To have the opportunity to absorb this with all of the fans... it's incredible. This is something that cannot be described.


"It's an unbelievable organization. It goes above and beyond what I expected. When you experience it, you realize how big this club is, how incredible the people are, and how different the atmosphere is, the Champion’s League evenings... the people, the staff, the players - it's been a delight."


Origi made an impression for Liverpool, scoring 22 goals, however put on 34 appearances as a starter.

The 27-year-old developed a reputation as a super-sub, scoring a few notable late goals for Liverpool against Everton, Barcelona, and, strangely, Wolves.


“I’m always attempting to put the group first, and I recognized that attempting to be the greatest Divock I can be, the best player I can be, and then attempting to support the group as much as possible, and trusting that the mentor will pursue the right decisions [was me putting the group first],” he added.


“Assuming it’s on me, I need to be on the pitch at all times, except for much more than that, I need to win, and we’ve had a great gathering, we’ve done so many incredible things.”

“Ideally, another major game where we can achieve a little more, but believe me when I say it’s been an honor and a pleasure.”


Origi couldn’t avoid being associated with Saturday’s Champions League final in Paris against Real Madrid, but he did put the group first.

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