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legend Jurgen Klopp picks an appropriate word to describe Divock Origi after dramatic win at Wolves

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Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League matchat Molineux. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League matchat Molineux. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool acknowledges the fans following victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool acknowledges the fans following victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League matchat Molineux. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp hailed Divock Origi as “a legend” after his injury-time goal secured a 1-0 win that briefly fired Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table.

Origi’s last gasp goal broke the deadlock in a game that appeared to have got away from a misfiring Liverpool side who missed a host of chance to score against a dogged Wolves side.

Diogo’s Jota’s horrible miss when he had the goal at his mercy on the hour mark looked set to be the defining memory of the game until Origi came off the bench to score the winner as he accepted Mohamed Salah’s cross into the box, turned and fired a winner past Wolves keeper Jose Sa.

“Divock Origi, the legend, finished it off and it’s a great story,” declared Klopp. “He’s an incredible striker, for different reasons he did not play that often but I hope one day he finds a manager that plays him more than I do.

“He’s one of the best finishers I’ve ever seen in my life. In this great team, with our front three, he doesn’t play all the time but he is a very positive boy, loves the club, wants to contribute and he did in an incredible way.”

After Chelsea’s defeat at West Ham earlier in the day, Liverpool knew they had to take advantage and that pressure may have contributed to their unusually poor display against a Wolves side intent on defending and breaking up the rhythm of Klopp’s side at every opportunity.

“We had to fight against an opponent that changed their approach,” he added. “They normally are a footballing side we didn’t see much of that today.

They defended deep with a lot of players and go for counter-attacks and it’s really difficult as there’s no one as quick as (Adama) Traore.

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Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool acknowledges the fans following victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool acknowledges the fans following victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool acknowledges the fans following victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“It was a massive challenge for our concentration as we missed massive chances with Diogo (Jota), but you have to stay in the game, which is what we did.

“When the game is 0-0 you feel the pressure when you want this result so badly. The fact that we got it makes it really good.”

Origi looked a little shell shocked as he gave his verdict on his dramatic winner, with the Belgian forward failing to wipe the smile from his face.

“We fought a lot and it was a difficult game against a strong team offensively and defensively,” said Origi. “It was about getting the win and it shows our mentality.

“We have the three points which is important to keep the momentum going. Sometimes in games like this you try and try and it does not immediately go in but we have worked on being calm and we have quality offensively.

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“The manager told us we played a good game and was happy. We came here to win and eventually it happened, that’s why we do the hard work in the week for this.”

The quality of Liverpool’s winning goal was a departure from what they had served up before in this match, as a stunning long pass from Virgil van Dijk put Mohamed Salah in behind the Wolves defence before Origi collected a cross from the Egyptian, turned and fired home the winner.

Klopp and his coaching team on the sidelines erupted in a manner that suggested they believe this was a significant moment in the season and they might well have been right.

This was the 13th time Liverpool have scored a winning in the 90th minute or beyond since Klopp came to the club a little over six years ago.

That is four more times than any other Premier League side over the same period and highlights why Liverpool are daring to believe they will get their hands back on the Premier League trophy once again at the end of this captivating season.

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