With the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern merely delighted their side were finally able to record a win this calendar year, the fact it came over Tottenham Hotspur made it even sweeter.
The wonderfully devastating attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho has now reunited, much to the delight of the Kopites propping up the bar, so they are very hopeful of their chances in qualifying for the Champions League once more.
Which is why they aren’t overly bothered about a statement on the Reds’ official website revealing striker Daniel Sturridge has been sent home from their warm-weather training camp in La Maga with an illness. Clearly a talented forward, the 27-year-old’s career on Merseyside has been littered with injury problems over the past few years.
So, the fact he’s again set to miss out comes as little surprise to the Liverpool fans in the Tavern and even less so amongst the club’s online support. With that in mind, here’s a look at how Twitter reacted to Sturridge’s return home.
Shame Sturridge has had to fly home, get the feeling this is a crucial part of his #LFC career and this week would have done him good.
— Gary Croft (@DonXabi) February 17, 2017
Sturridge injury record is incredibly frustrating but people moaning about him getting a virus need to get real. #LFC
So Even when #Sturridge is NOT injured … he's (injured) … ill!?
I'd blag it to stay in Spain a couple days.. #LFC
— RoB Hewitt (Dersh) (@dertydersh) February 17, 2017
— Martyn Styth (@Stythy) February 17, 2017Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
— Officially Football (@OfficiallyFoot) February 17, 2017