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Liverpool's Origi - The win over Wolverhampton shows our mentality.

Wolves 0-1 Liverpool.

Divock Origi's dying minute goal sank Wolves at the Molineux stadium as the Reds leapfrogged Chelsea.

Striker Divock Origi lauds Liverpool’s mentality after dying minute winner. [GETTY]
Striker Divock Origi lauds Liverpool’s mentality after dying minute winner. [GETTY]

Liverpool have gone straight to the top of the Premier League table after substitute Divock Origi scored a last-minute goal to secure a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

It looked like Wolves and the Reds were going to share the spoils at the Molineux stadium but the Belgium striker ensured Jurgen Klopp’s men sealed the narrow win as he latched on to a Mohamed Salah pass and fired the ball past goalkeeper Jose Sa.

The win means the Merseyside club have leapfrogged leaders Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side that 3-2 to West Ham at the London Stadium earlier today.

Though, Liverpool will move back down to the second spot if Manchester City beat Watford at Vicarage Road this evening.

It’s a sad day for Wolves, who had defended with all they had in the tank for 94 minutes and were only a minute away from securing a point.

'Origi - The Win shows our mentality'

After the clash, goalscorer Origi expressed his delight at scoring his first goal of the 2021-22 campaign

He said as BBC Sport quoted: "We fought a lot and it was a difficult game against a strong team offensively and defensively. It was about getting the win and it shows our mentality.

"We have the three points which is important to keep the momentum going. Sometimes in games like this you try and try and it does not immediately go in but we have worked on being calm and we have quality offensively. "He [manager Jurgen Klopp] told us we played a good game and was happy, like the whole dressing room. We came here to win and eventually it happened, that's why we do the hard work in the week for this."

'Klopp - A massive challenge'

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told BBC's MOTD: "Absolutely great. A very difficult game, we had to fight against an opponent that changed their approach. They normally are a footballing side we didn't see much of that today.

"They defended deep with a lot of players and go for counter attacks and it's really difficult as there's no-one as quick as [Adama] Traore.

"It was a massive challenge for our concentration as we missed massive chances with Diogo [Jota] but you have to stay in the game, which is what we did. We brought on [Alex] Oxlade-[Chamberlain] and Divock [Origi] on and in the end it worked out and I'm really happy with that.

"The football game was really good in tricky circumstances. We played a lot of good stuff, it wasn't easy and when the game is 0-0 you feel the pressure when you want this result so badly. The fact that we got it makes it really good.

"I heard this [the weather] happens in Stoke, but it was in Wolverhampton and we came through and it was all good."

Klopp’s Reds have now registered five consecutive wins in all competitions, and they play Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa before crunch games against Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and then Leicester City in the League Cup quarter-final.

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