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Cascarino claims £10m ace “isn’t good enough to be a starter” after Champions League clash

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Tony Cascarino thinks Divock Origi “isn’t really good enough to be a starter for Liverpool” after the clubs’ Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

The Reds were defeated 1 – 0, with the Spanish side securing their win in the first leg due to Saul Niguez’s fourth-minute goal.

Divock Origi came on as a second-half substitute as Jurgen Klopp decided to replace Sadio Mane, following the striker’s yellow card.

Cascarino has shared his thoughts, speaking to The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSport: “Liverpool are fine because of the age of their team. Look at the age of their team. To a man, they are still a great age to be good for a couple of years. I did thing one thing stood out against Atletico, and I think Liverpool fans know this anyway, and that’s Origi is not really good enough to be a starter at Liverpool. I do think they are going to try and find another forward. Liverpool have been quite fortunate with the lack of injuries to their front three. We have just talked about Spurs, Son and Kane. Liverpool’s front three have had their injuries but they have been quite short. And they have always come back into the team quite quickly. They haven’t had to deal with a long term injury and touchwood it doesn’t happen.”

Origi has struggled to secure his place in the first-team squad after joining the Reds for a £10 million transfer fee in 2014.

Source: HITC

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