By Dominic Toner
Daniel Sturridge played 60 minutes against Manchester United in the Premier League – and Liverpool fans were critical of his performance on Twitter.
Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Monday night and the forward was substituted off in the second-half after struggling to influence the game.
Sturridge, 26, has been restricted to several substitute appearances this season and was handed the opportunity to start by manager Jurgen Klopp.
The England international failed to get the better of defender Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly, with Adam Lallana making a positive impact as his replacement.
The result leaves Liverpool fourth in the Premier League table and two points adrift of league leaders Manchester City.
Liverpool supporters expressed their disappointment with Sturridge’s display as he failed to stake his claim for a starting position.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Worst performance I've ever seen from Sturridge in a red shirt.
— Chocky✌️ (@Chockyy24) October 17, 2016
Has Sturridge touched the ball? #LFCvMUFC
— Steve Nelson (@SteveNelson89) October 17, 2016
Sturridge has been more than useless
— Dan (@Jondanagan) October 17, 2016
The lack of movement from Sturridge
— Powell (@Jordelli) October 17, 2016
Daniel Sturridge turned up as a ghost?
— Thomas (@TomA9887) October 17, 2016
Sturridge is one of the most pointless players to have when you're trying to play a high pressing game
— Oliver (@OCoogan) October 17, 2016
Genuinely forgot that Sturridge is playing in this match
— O (@chukwu__) October 17, 2016
Playing with 10 men with Sturridge
— Zak (@Zakkk_97) October 17, 2016
Sturridge was non existent
— Hernandez. (@InceHernandez) October 17, 2016
Sturridge has now made nine appearances this season and his only goals came against Burton in the EFL Cup.
His search for a first Premier League goal this campaign continues and Roberto Firmino has been the preferred option in attack.
The England striker does have a great record since he moved to Anfield, scoring 56 goals in 101 appearances for the club.
Klopp has introduced a high intensity and attacking press to his side and many people feel that Sturridge is not suited to the system.
In other Liverpool team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Alberto Moreno’s omission against United.