By Dominic Toner
Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring for England in their win against Malta on Sautday – and Liverpool fans were delighted on Twitter with his performance.
England picked up another three points with a 2-0 victory in the World Cup qualifier and Sturridge netted an important goal.
The Liverpool striker scored an impressive header which nestled in the bottom corner and his club team-mate Jordan Henderson picked up the assist.
England midfielder Dele Alli scored the other goal in the first-half and Gareth Southgate eased to a win in his first game in charge.
Sturridge, 27, fully justified his starting position after he was picked ahead of Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy to lead the line.
Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to his performance and one fan claimed that he is the best striker available to England.
Here are a selection of the messages:
Sturridge, always said he is the best English goalscorer we have currently! ✍🏽
— Daniel Shevlin (@DanielShevlin9) October 8, 2016
Always backed Sturridge, great goal
— tyler minchella (@Tylerminchxlla) October 8, 2016
Sturridge > Kane, Rooney & Vardy
— ♠️ (@F1ashPoint) October 8, 2016
Hendo and Sturridge >>>
— Manvir Bains (@MannyBLFC) October 8, 2016
Sturridge is treating this as a showcase match to Klopp
— زينل (@jaynul_7) October 8, 2016
sturridge is a class player if he had a right foot he would be in the world class bunch of players
— Scott Smith (@scotty_smit) October 8, 2016
Good shift for Sturridge even when Kane is healthy Sturridge should be first choice at that position. #ENGMAL
— Jim Kaufman (@Jim_Kaufman) October 8, 2016
If Klopp can completely integrate Sturridge then that could be the tipping point.
— HAMSTRUNG (@hankered) October 8, 2016
Sturridge has struggled domestically this season and Roberto Firmino has been the preferred striker at Liverpool.
The England man has managed to score two goals from seven appearances but has been used as a substitute in four of them.
He does have an impressive record at Anfield and he has scored 56 goals in just 99 appearances for the Reds.
England face Slovenia on Tuesday in their next World Cup qualifier and Sturridge will hope to impress Liverpool.
In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp has named his worst moment whilst he has been at the club.