It’s not often that you make an assist and grimace, cursing at yourself while jogging back downfield.
If the word “assist” can be used here at all.
For this, the most stunning moment of the Premier League season.
I mean, wow!
Ugly goal. Ugly assist. Ugly, horrendously ugly play from Jordan Pickford.
But a beautiful, surreal moment for soccer history.
And one that might just decide the Premier League table, when it’s all over.
'The daftest Derby goal of all time! And it's won the day for Liverpool! The place has gone berserk!'
Here's Divock Origi's Derby winner from The Kop.
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) December 2, 2018
The greatest “assist” of all time, they’re calling it:
Virgil van Dijk has just registered the greatest Premier League assist of all time
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) December 2, 2018
A sequence so good, so profound, that it’s inspiring religion in people:
Liverpool’s last minute goal is a lesson to everyone.
Van Dijk kicked the ball and took his face off thinking, that was the end but ORIGI was there to show the existence of God Almighty.
Do not lose Hope. He is still the God of last minute.
PRAISE THE LORD SOMEBODY 🎤
— Oku Ekpenyong (@Oku_yungx) December 2, 2018
The kind of goal that elicits a caliber of Dick Van Dyke jokes that no other could:
I was stunned by Origi’s last-minute winner against Everton. I said to Virgil Van Dijk, “That was the greatest assist since your old man, Dick, helped out Mary Poppins and the Banks family.”
— Kevin Keegan (@GalacticKeegan) December 2, 2018
A goal that produced entire songs and taunts, hours after it happened:
— Away Days Videos (@AwayDaysVideos) December 3, 2018
A goal that made a manager lose his mind, storming onto the field:
Here's Klopp going mad following Origi's winner!😂pic.twitter.com/tUA2jU4BQt
— LiverpoolFF (@LiverpoolFF) December 2, 2018
A goal that couldn’t have happened, lest we forget…
Without its assist.
And Mr. Virgil van Dijk.