Sterling and more: Twitter reacts to Sturridge’s Liverpool goal

Raheem Sterling hails Daniel Sturridge after striker's goal

Daniel Sturridge scored on his return from injury as Liverpool were 2-0 winners against West Ham United at Anfield.

Reds forward Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock in the 51st minute before Sturridge came off the bench to score his first goal in five months with 10 minutes remaining.

Twitter’s Liverpool contingent were understandably thrilled to see the striker make it through his comeback, and here is a selection of our favourite social media reaction.

Former Reds forward and Ajax star Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) celebrates the 25-year-old’s 80th-minute finish: “Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal #LFC”

Spurs legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) welcomes some good news for England and Roy Hodgson: “Daniel Sturridge is back, and back with a bang, and a goal.”

Reds goal-scorer Raheem Sterling (@sterling31) is delighted for his team-mate: “Massive 3 points great to see my boy @dstudge bag on his return”

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) gets his pre-match wish as the England star nets on his return at Anfield: “The dance is back! Lfc win & another clean sheet in the league.”

Sturridge’s former Manchester City team-mate Vladimir Weiss (@VladiW7) was satisfied with seeing his friend make a return to action: “Happy to see @D_Sturridge back! The goal is just a bonus”

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) is more concerned with a clean sheet ahead of their FA Cup fourh-round replay: “Difficult game but we got the 3 points and kept the clean sheet. Big game on Wednesday. YNWA”

Finally, on-loan Reds defender Tiago Ilori (@TiagoIlori4) congratulates his team-mate on his goal: “Congrats @D_Sturridge for your return and for getting on the score sheet. Big 3 points today!
#YNWA”

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