Liverpool limped out of the EFL Cup this evening, following a 1-0 loss to Southampton at Anfield – making it 2-0 on aggregate – confirming the first semi-final loss of Jurgen Klopp’s career.
We haven’t scored in almost 5 hours against the Saints in all competitions and deserve to be out of the competition at their expense.
Daniel Sturridge was one of many poor performers and missed two guilt-edged chances in the second-half, both of which he skied over the bar.
In our opinion, he was just as culpable as his team-mates, but Liverpool fans decided to turn on the Englishman after the game.
Some of the reaction is downright disrespectful, but what’s clear is this: Sturridge is NOT the same player who started up top for us in 2013/14 and bagged over 20 goals. He’s slower, takes less risks and makes poorer decisions.
That can’t be argued.
Liverpool players when Sturridge is on the ball…pic.twitter.com/pcGErxpTuz
— Pie Sports Booze 🔞 (@piesportsbooze) January 25, 2017
Ian Rush sitting in the crowd shaking his head. Even at 55 he would have put at least one of those chances that Sturridge missed, away….
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) January 25, 2017
Sturridge didn’t look one bit assed all game. Burnt my head out! Had a mare. Loads of them did. Karius the only positive!
— TheFamousKopites (@TheFamousKop) January 25, 2017
I’m Sturridge’s biggest fan and have defended him for ages, but it’s time to sell.
— Jimmy (@EntireDesign_) January 25, 2017
Klopp “Sturridge has been good in training, that is why he starts”
Course he’s good in training, playing against Liverpool defenders.
— The 12th Man (@_The12thMan) January 25, 2017
Sturridge HAS to go in the summer. Doesn’t suit the system, ruins flowing pressing game of the team.Get rid in the summer please Jürgen #LFC
— Daniel Towell (@DanTowell) January 25, 2017
Sturridge is finished mate. The only reason we put up with his shit was because he doesnt miss chances. Well he does now. cya.
— Big Emre (@LiamProjectLFC) January 25, 2017