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:
Klopp stuck with the young guns & they delivered. Sturridge shutting up the football experts.. Get in Liverpool, on to the next round. #YNWA
— TRK8_LFC (@TRK8_LFC) October 25, 2016
You expect Sturridge to score, but it’s his work rate I’ve been impressed with. #LFC
— Shahid Kamal Ahmad (@shahidkamal) October 25, 2016
Sturridge has played well tonight with both Origi and Ings #LFC
— Ahmed Nur (@AhmedNur_LFC) October 25, 2016
Daniel Sturridge. Completely different player when he has someone alongside him. Great night for him
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) October 25, 2016
Daniel Sturridge the brightest player out there. Should have had 2. Decent half from Kev Stewart, Trent A-A & Grujic too. #LFC
— Dan Wikberg (@Dan_Wikberg) October 25, 2016
Good half redmen brilliant finish from Sturridge shame about other chance he had hope get another finish it #LFC
— Anthony (@dickson87) October 25, 2016
Unfortunately can see why Ings struggles for game time when origi Sturridge and firmino aren’t doing much wrong #Lfc
— All things LFC (@FMLFC) October 25, 2016
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.