​​Liverpool fans seem to think Divock Origi is 'cursed' for the striker has developed a habit of scoring against teams who shortly afterwards go on to sack their manager. It's happened with Watford, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Everton, and now Barcelona, who sacked Ernesto Valverde on Monday.


The decision came just a few days after ​Barcelona crashed out of the Spanish Super Cup, something that was becoming a trend under Valverde, but some fans think that it was a goal scored eight months ago that made the difference.


Origi scored against Barca in the ​Champions League semifinal in May last year and some fans seem to think the events are linked.



The Belgian striker also scored against ​Newcastle United last season, and their manager at the time, Rafa Benitez, left his position at St James' Park in June.


On February 27, Origi scored against ​Watford in a 5-0 ​Premier League win, and seven months later, Javi Gracia, who was in charge of that 5-0 loss, was sacked following a dismal start to the 2019/20 season.


In June of last year, Origi scored the second goal for Liverpool in their 2-0 win over ​Tottenham in the Champions League final. Spurs sacked Mauricio Pochettino last November following reports of a divided dressing room.


The Belgium international netted twice against ​Arsenal - including in the 94th minute - in the Reds' dramatic Carabao Cup victory over the Gunners last October, and less than a month later, Unai Emery was removed from his position in charge.


​Everton boss Marco Silva was sacked in early December, one year after Origi capitalised on Jordan Pickford's clanger to seal a 1-0 win in the Merseyside derby.


It's safe to say that no manager is safe when Origi scores, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could do without the Belgian lining up against ​Manchester United on Sunday.