"I'd start to get sickened by it" - Michael Owen pinpoints disturbing Divock Origi trait

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has expressed his surprise about Divock Origi after Merseyside derby win against Everton in the Premier League

Liverpool claimed a 2-0 win over Everton in their Premier League clash on Sunday, thanks to second half goals from Andy Robertson and Origi. It was the sixth time this season that the Belgium international has found the back of the net, despite only making just 16 appearances.

Across those outings, only five of them have come as a starter. In fact, Origi has been entirely left out of Jurgen Klopp’s matchday squad for 18 of Liverpool’s 33 league matches this term.

Speaking about Origi's lack of game time, Owen expressed his surprise about the Belgian's attitude for maintaining his fitness levels and rhythm despite not playing regularly.

"If you are in a rhythm, the easy bit is coming on and making an impact as a sub,” Owen told Premier League productions.

"Everyone is tiring and it's a free punch, that's the easy bit.

"The hard bit is the never playing bit. You get out of rhythm. Your mindset is not playing.

"You go to bed on a Friday and you don't even expect to play.

"If you keep doing the right things, keep eating the right food, go to bed at the right time, and training perfectly. And you keep getting disappointed every weekend, then something switches off, at some point.

"For him to stay at that level and that sharpness, and every single time he is called upon he comes on and makes a difference is quite staggering.

"He doesn't lose his fitness, his sharpness, he doesn't lose anything, appetite and his attitude.

"If I kept coming on and scoring, and being brushed aside and not starting and not playing, I'd start to get sickened by it.

"So fair play to him, [he’s got] a great attitude."

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