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Divock Origi in line for start against Burnley after Merseyside derby winner

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5th December 2018
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is set to start against after his Merseyside derby winner against on Sunday, according to reports.

The Belgian striker made a huge impact on the Reds side after coming on as a substitute in the last ten minutes at Anfield.

Origi showed flashes of brilliance, making an energetic run on the left wing past Lucas Digne, before hitting a post and then finally capitalising on Jordan Pickford's error in stoppage time.

It was his first goal since March 2017 and he is due to be rewarded with a start against on Wednesday night, according to the Mail‘s Dominic King.

The 23-year-old is set to replace in the starting eleven after the Senegal international suffered a cut on his foot on Sunday.

With huge games against and to come next week, this fixture could be the ideal time for to keep Mane out as a precaution.

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The manager is also set to rotate some of his key players, according to King.

is "likely" to replace - who suffered a dead leg against the Blues. Meanwhile, , , and are also being considered ahead of the game.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Klopp praised Origi's impact at the weekend: “It was such an important thing and so nice.

“That’s football as well, sometimes things change in a second in the wrong direction, and sometimes in the right direction.

“He played for about 10 minutes and had three really good situations—the turn and run on the right-hand side with a good cross for Daniel [Sturridge], then the shot that hit the crossbar and the goal.

“He deserved it, so it’s a really nice story.”

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