By Alex Taylor
Liverpool have left Daniel Sturridge out of their starting line-up to face Swansea on Saturday afternoon – and fans have reacted angrily to the news.
The Reds have made one change from the side that put five past Hull last weekend but still have no room for the 27-year-old forward in the first-team line-up.
Centre-back Dejan Lovren replaces Iceland international Ragnar Klavan at the back meaning Sturridge must watch-on from the substitute bench.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 1, 2016
Supporters on social media were quick to share their frustration at the news that their former first-choice striker was not starting the clash.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
— Daniel (@CloudClyne) October 1, 2016
— Tinihö. (@Klopps_Army) October 1, 2016
— Liverpool FC (@ThePabloHdez17) October 1, 2016
— PS4 BETS (@FUT17_SPUDDY) October 1, 2016
— josh (@EmreCokeCan) October 1, 2016
Sturridge should've started imo, but let's trust Klopp. #lfc
— LiverpooIFocus (@LiverpooIFocus) October 1, 2016
Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking for their fifth win in a row after winning all of their September fixtures.
Klopp’s side have started their new campaign in style this season, having already beaten Leicester, Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League.
The Reds currently sit in fifth place in the table after taking 13 points from their first six games and a win for Liverpool could see them move up to second place in the league.
The decision to omit Sturridge from the starting XI will interest West Ham supporters after the striker was linked to the east London outfit this week.