Daniel Sturridge ‘devastated’ by Liverpool’s Champions League exit
The Liverpool striker didn't get the chance to play in the Champions League this season
Daniel Sturridge has declared that he is devastated by Liverpool’s Champions League exit on Tuesday.
Needing three points to secure their place in the knockout stage, Liverpool fell behind in the 25th minute after Fabian Frei’s brilliant long-range effort silenced Anfield.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers introduced Lazar Markovic in search of an equaliser at half-time but the Serbian was sent off after he appeared to catch Behrang Safari in the face.
The Reds captain offered late hope with a stunning free-kick at Anfield but Liverpool couldn’t conjure a winner which would have secured their progression to the last 16.
Sturridge, who hasn’t featured in the Champions League this season after a string of injuries, was bitterly disappointed at his inability to help his team-mates.
We fought hard man. Sat here devastated wishing I could have helped. We'll come back stronger from this and i'm working hard to do the same.
— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) December 9, 2014
Rodgers’s side make the daunting trip to bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.