Liverpool legend Steve Nicol believes the club's former striker Divock Origi was a "garbage" footballer - despite his knack of scoring goals on the biggest occasions.
The Belgian signed for the Reds off the back of an impressive maiden World Cup while Brendan Rodgers was still the club's manager in 2014. Origi then remained at Lille on loan for another year before officially joined up with the Reds in 2015.
Origi never fully forced his way into the plans of Rodgers and later Jurgen Klopp, though in truth he never had to. This is because he found his calling as one of English football's most devastating impact substitutes.
The 2018/19 campaign was a particularly memorable one for the striker - scoring an ijury-time winner against Everton in the Merseyside derby in front of the Kop, coming into a makeshift forward line to score twice in the famous Champions League comeback against Barcelona, and lastly sealing the trophy against Tottenham Hotspur with a goal in the final weeks later.
Former Bayern Munich and Germany star labels Liverpool transfer decision 'incomprehensible'
Carlo Ancelotti wants Real Madrid to appoint Liverpool legend tipped to succeed Jurgen Klopp
However the 28-year-old's important contributions have not made him exempt from a shock outburst, courtesy of Reds legend of the 80s and 90s Steve Nicol.
Debating Origi on ESPN FC, the footballer-turned-pundit was challenged by co-star Stewart Robson. The former Arsenal man claimed he was sitting next to Nicol when the Belgium international was brought on by Klopp in the 2019 Champions League final - a decision that Nicol allegedly criticised.
The Scotsman refuted the suggestion, though opened himself up for further criticism by labelling the Reds hero's overallRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk