Carragher and more: Liverpool legends react to Sturridge’s goal-scoring return

Jamie Carragher and Patrik Berger posts their thoughts on Daniel Sturridge after his goals in 6-1 win at Southampton

Daniel Sturridge silenced his critics with a first-half brace as Liverpool were stylish 6-1 winners against Southampton in Wednesday night’s League Cup quarter-final.

The England striker has come under scrutiny over the past week after Jurgen Klopp urged the 26-year-old to learn the difference between “real pain and pain” following a fresh injury setback on Friday.

The Liverpool striker made his third start of the season against the Saints after a cameo appearance in their 1-0 win against Swansea City.

And Sturridge scored twice in four first-half minutes to cancel out Sadio Mane’s opener and set the Reds on course for a stunning 6-1 win at St Mary’s.

Unsurprisingly, Sturridge’s clinical performance got some Liverpool legend talking on Twitter, and here is a selection of the best reaction to the striker’s two-goal performance.

Jamie Carragher believes there is only on striker better than Sturridge in the Premier League:

Former Liverpool midfielder Patrik Berger reckons Sturridge can make all the difference for Klopp’s side:

Retired Reds defender Vegard Heggem is impressed how sharp Sturridge is considering his lack of first-team football:

Former Republic of Ireland striker John Aldridge hails top-class Sturridge:

Finally, a future Liverpool legend sends a message to Sturridge:

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