Official explanation for Divock Origi’s absence for Liverpool vs Man City provided


Official explanation for Divock Origi’s absence for Liverpool vs Man City provided

Liverpool vs Man City

Liverpool will look to continue their fine start to the 2021/22 season shortly when they take on Manchester City at Anfield.


The Reds’ last outing saw them smash FC Porto, who had previously gone unbeaten in 18 games, 5-1 in a Champions League tie.

Before that, Liverpool were held to a 3-3 draw by Brentford the weekend prior, but are also the only side in the Premier League who are yet to lose a single game this campaign.

Of course, that could very easily change this weekend, when they play host to Manchester City in the final Premier League game before the international break.

Man City did lose to PSG earlier this week, and were beaten by Tottenham on the opening weekend. However, their win over Chelsea recently reminded any doubters that Pep Guardiola and co. are still a force to be reckoned with.

For more information on the game, check out the links below:

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Why Origi missed out vs Man City

As is customary, Liverpool would release their starting line-up an hour before kick-off.

The XI was pretty standard and had few surprises. With Harvey Elliott and Thiago still out injured, Klopp opted to keep Curtis Jones in midfield alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

Elsewhere, James Milner was the man chosen to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.

The only noticeable, previously unexplained omission from the matchday squad would be Divock Origi.

However, Liverpool have confirmed that the Belgian is out due to illness:

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