Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has admitted he is often left disappointed by Divock Origi, despite his ability to conjure up 'unbelievable moments'.

The Belgian striker came to the Reds' rescue against Wolves on Saturday afternoon, scoring in the 94th minute of the match after coming on from off the bench.

Origi has developed cult hero status at the club as a result of his numerous match-winning strikes, a number of which have arrived having been deployed as a substitute.

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Despite playing a big part in the Reds' recent success, the 26-year-old has been questioned for his ability to perform at the highest level and deliver on a consistent basis throughout the course of his Liverpool career.

Owen is one individual who is refusing to get carried away by Origi's latest memorable contribution and believes the former Lille striker cannot be called upon as a first-team starter.

"Whenever he starts, I must admit he disappoints me. You’ll say what about Barcelona in the Champions League and things like that," he said.

"Of course he’s had the most unbelievable moments in a red shirt but overall when he starts he disappoints me. Overall I think he’s an impact player but he might get a few more starts now especially during January."

Origi is likely to get an opportunity for increased game time over the festive period as the fixture pile-up begins and Liverpool prepare to lose Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for AFCON duty.

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He has only made three starts so far during the current campaign, with two of these coming in the Carabao Cup.

Despite his reservations on Origi, Owen claimed the goal at Wolves could be "massive" in terms of the title race.

He explained: "There's two points there gained in the blink of an eye. It could be absolutely massive come the end of the season.

"[Thomas] Tuchel and Pep Guardiola - what a body blow to them. Because you're watching the telly and you're thinking, 'Right, they've dropped two points.' And then all of a sudden it's taken away from you.

"Those are the moments I think... lost of teams can go and win 3-0, 4-0, but the one-nils are what define a season."