By Will Butcher
Liverpool fans on Twitter want striker Daniel Sturridge to drop to the bench against West Brom on Saturday after a feeble display against Manchester United.
The Merseyside giants drew 0-0 against their Premier League rivals, with Sturridge hauled off on the hour mark with Adam Lallana replacing him.
Now, fans are calling for former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp to axe Sturridge completely from the starting XI as they eye a place at the top of the Premier League with three points against West Brom.
Brazil international Roberto Firmino is expected to start in the spearhead role over Sturridge, if the England international is in fact overlooked by Klopp.
Liverpool fans want to see Sturridge start from the bench, after a goal drought that has lasted for eight league and cup games in a red shirt.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Sturridge shouldn't start today, we play a lot better with Firmino in that role or even playing Ings or Origi wouldn't be a bad shout
— Tom (@TheEmreEdition) October 22, 2016
@RahulKohli13 its time for mourinho round 2 basically… :/ wonder if firminho starts up top ahead of sturridge
— Calvin Williams (@CalvWill) October 22, 2016
— Rahul Puri (@rahulpuri) October 22, 2016
Gonna miss Sturridge
— SLOPPY (@SakhoIogy) October 22, 2016
— Sambuks (@SammyBuks) October 22, 2016
@JonathanFowle10 Be nice to see Sturridge start again today, he needs a run now but i think he'll be benched again
— Ian Kerrison (@IanJamie2013) October 22, 2016
Sturridge on the bench today imo
— Twetwonk (@DauntingStudge) October 22, 2016
No Sturridge for the game I'm told. Needs a goal to rebuild his confidence, but I don't think he'll start.
— Stephen (@SteLindellLFC) October 22, 2016
The Birmingham-born striker has scored 56 goals in exactly 100 league and cup appearances for Liverpool, since his move to Merseyside from Chelsea back in 2013.
However, Liverpool’s number 15 has endured an injury-ridden spell at Anfield that saw him make just 25 appearances in all competitions last term.