How Origi and dad Mike Okoth produced a twin performance 22 years apart

Mike Okoth and Origi
Mike Okoth and Origi
In many years, probably decades to come, we will be narrating to our great grand children of one Divock Origi, a Kenyan son who defied all odds in one single night.

Origi was definitely the stand out performer when Liverpool took to Anfield, in a bid to overcome a three goal deficit against giants, Barcelona.

Barcelona flew to England knowing too well that they had one foot in the 2018/19 Champions League finals but man like Origi had other ideas.

It only took the Belgian forward seven minutes to break the deadlock at Anfield and opened the floodgates that would create history.

After the break, Second half substitute, Georginio Wijnaldum scored two quick goals to level the match sending the Anfield faithful into frenzy.

Then Origi stepped up once again to completed a remarkable victory for Liverpool when he swept Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low corner into the back of the net late on.

Liverpool won 4-0 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate to match into the finals.

This was one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history, one only people with the toughest hearts had anticipated.

It was not just an amazing night in Liverpool but it was Origi's night, a night when the fans sang his name, a hero was born.

Probably what Origi did not realize is that he emulated his father, Mike Okoth's performance and produced a twin masterclass, 22 years later.

After perusing Kenya's football historical books, Mike Okoth had a similar performance as he led Harambee Stars in an impressive 4-3 comeback against Burkina Faso in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match.

Mike Okoth scored the 1st goal and the 4th goal in a ha trick and Divock Origi was only 2 then.

27 years later, his son also scored the 1st goal and the 4th goal in Liverpool 4-3 comeback win against Barcelona though did not get a chance to score a hat trick.