By Alex Stevens

Daniel Sturridge scored a brace as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 in the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday night – and fans commended his display on Twitter.

The striker broke the deadlock in the early exchanges with a poacher’s strike and added the second with a composed finish midway through the second half.

Sturridge, who was awarded the man of the match, could easily have tripled his tally as Liverpool created numerous chances against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes to the team that beat West Brom at the weekend but Liverpool were still able to totally dominate a Spurs side that made 10 alterations.

Sturridge, 27, has not been a regular starter in the Premier League but proved that he remains a top-class finisher as he lifted his goal tally for the season to

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:

Sturridge has now made nine appearances in all competitions this season and has scored four goals, all of which have come in the League Cup.

His search for a first Premier League goal this campaign continues as Roberto Firmino has emerged as the first-choice spearhead of the attack.

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 news, a talkSPORT pundit has claimed a 27-year-old will be sold by Klopp in the January transfer window.