One game, two strikers, two very different reactions.
Our fourth round replay against West Ham won’t live long in the memory; the most significant moment arguably came when Daniel Sturridge stepped off the subs bench and onto the pitch for just the sixth time this season.
The way he was greeted by the travelling Kop tells you all you need to know – we’ve missed him so much, and it’s great to see him back.
Benteke, meanwhile, missed his fourth clear-cut one-on-one in less than two months. It’s getting predictable.
Consider this stat from the season so far: Benteke – 28 games, 7 goals (all competitions), Sturridge – 6 games, 4 goals (all competitions).
We won’t say any more, the people of Twitter can do the talking.
Benteke though is absolutely pathetic. Did well to have a lot of chances but he has to take them
Another game where he missed a late chance
— RougeMen:EF (@RougeMEF) February 10, 2016
“@AksarMMiah: Kinda feel sorry for Benteke 😢”
— Simple-Sam (@_SamLegend) February 10, 2016
@LFC needs to wrap Benteke in white lien and dump him in storage with a sign that says “do not open till next transfer window”
— zainisaari (@zainisaari) February 10, 2016
— Jonno (@jonnoearl) February 10, 2016
There are apparently 5 chairmen in Europe that don’t think spending £64.5m on Benteke, Mignolet & Lovren makes you unemployable #LFC
— Alex McGuinness (@alexmcguinness) February 10, 2016
Benteke my mum could’ve scored that 1 on 1
— Dilan Mistry (@Dilanmistry_14) February 10, 2016
Delicious prospect of Sturridge, Coutinho and Firmino playing up front together soon. And Ings back too. Strong finish to the season 👏#LFC
— LFC Dagger (@lfc_dagger) February 10, 2016
Sturridge, Coutinho, Firmino and Teixeira won’t be bad at all.
— Κℓσρeℓe (@iamopele) February 10, 2016
Now Europa league main target. Honestly, play a similar team we played against West Ham (both games) and just stick Firmino/Sturridge up top
— Natsu (@F1ashPoint) February 10, 2016
@19YNWA how good can a firmino-Sturridge partnership be? So much class
— Matt Cole (@ZMethod214) February 10, 2016
Chiri, Stewart were excellent. Illori very good. Flanno is flanno. And Sturridge is just a different level. Oh well.
— chris (@ChrisSullivan23) February 9, 2016