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Liverpool fans on Twitter slate Sturridge after Red Star shocker

Liverpool fans on Twitter slate Sturridge after Red Star shocker

As a striker, you know you’ve had a mare when you’re hooked at half-time. That’s exactly what happened to Daniel Sturridge yesterday away at Red Star Belgrade. The English striker played out an abysmal 45 minutes, missed a sitter and was hooked as Jurgen Klopp opted to bring on Roberto Firmino.

It was certainly an evening to forget for Sturridge. In previous weeks and after games which he’s performed in you often find Liverpool fans taking to Twitter to shout their mouths off about how Sturridge is better than Harry Kane, although, after yesterday’s horror show, there’s been none of that whatsoever and The Reds that have taken to Twitter this morning have been throwing their 29-year-old frontman under the bus.

At the start of the season, it looked like Klopp was going to utilise Sturridge and have him as a more direct option to come off the bench and give Firmino a break when needed. That has worked up to a point and Sturridge has so far bagged himself four goals in 12 appearances, although if he looks as sluggish in future matches as he did yesterday then Klopp will have to reevaluate his options as Sturridge’s six successful passes and zero out of three shots on target didn’t make pretty viewing for the Kopites.

You can read the Reds’ verdict on Sturridge here:

The Reds are decided on Sturridge and would much prefer to have a more mobile centre-forward, even if the ex-Chelsea man does score goals here and there.

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