By Dominic Toner
Daniel Sturridge has been benched for the Premier League clash against Tottenham causing Liverpool fans to react furiously on Twitter.
Sturridge, 26, scored two goals against Burton in the cup game midweek but has been relegated to the bench alongside fellow striker Divock Origi.
Jurgen Klopp has opted to line-up with a front three of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 27, 2016
Sturridge has a prolific record with Liverpool during his short career, scoring 56 goals in just 94 appearances.
Liverpool supporters have expressed their anger over the decision to drop the English forward.
Why is Sturridge on the bench?
— Dunte’ Albuoy (@Priceless103) August 27, 2016
sturridge is liverpool’s best player why isn’t he playing
— JoHn Muir (@pxgboom) August 27, 2016
Not pleased with Sturridge starting on the bench.
— James alakA (@flashmanjames) August 27, 2016
If i was Sturridge I’d be annoyed #LFC
— James Lander (@JamesLander11) August 27, 2016
Sturridge is Liverpool’s best striker and he’s benched again. Don’t see him being at Liverpool for much longer if that continues.
— Craig welsh (@welshy2686) August 27, 2016
Sturridge really needs to be starting these games man
— ㅤ (@Kashaveli_) August 27, 2016
Bet someone comes in with a cheeky bid for Sturridge before the end of deadline day.
— John Hodges (@lfcjohnH) August 27, 2016
Grujic and Sturridge have to start, not sure why Klopp has an agenda
— MK (@Jewneeb) August 27, 2016
Why is Sturridge on the bench, what does klopp have against such a quality striker.
— Terry (@LvgsWonkyNose) August 27, 2016
Spurs host Liverpool in the Premier League encounter and both clubs will be desperate for a victory after a slow start.
Liverpool suffered a shock 2-0 defeat against Burnley last weekend, after beating Arsenal 4-3 on the opening day.
Meanwhile, Spurs ground out a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace last weekend, after they were held to a 1-1 draw in their season opener against Everton.
Both sides will be desperate for a win as the league’s big names – Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United – all have a 100 per cent record after two games.
In other Liverpool team news, Klopp has delivered his verdict on the future of the club’s senior midfielder.