By Coral Barry
Daniel Sturridge reacted poorly when he was substituted during Liverpool’s 1-0 win against Augsburg.
The striker was hauled off with 25 minutes to go against the German side, with Jurgen Klopp surely keeping an eye on the upcoming Capital One Cup final on Sunday.
Sturridge was a handful through-out for Augsburg’s defenders and had two shots that had to be pushed away by Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz.
The English international also managed to miss a sitter in the second half from just 12 yards out after brilliantly turning back inside after being played through on goal.
When his number came up in the 65th minute Sturridge was seen to be quite unhappy with the decision and ask manager Klopp exactly why he was being withdrawn.
Sturridge was starting his third successive game for the first time in 11 months and has only featured five times in the league this season because of injury.
Divock Origi came on in Sturridge’s place and Liverpool just about managed to see through the final minutes, despite several nervy moments at the back.
Liverpool can now focus on the Sunday final against Manchester City and Klopp will be delighted to see his two best players, Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, come through the game unscathed.