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:
Only Aguero a better striker than Sturridge in the premier league!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) December 2, 2015
Former Liverpool midfielder Patrik Berger reckons Sturridge can make all the difference for Klopp’s side:
When he is fit he can be the difference #Sturridge
— PB (@patrikberger73) December 2, 2015
Retired Reds defender Vegard Heggem is impressed how sharp Sturridge is considering his lack of first-team football:
— Vegard Heggem (@vedgy) December 2, 2015
Former Republic of Ireland striker John Aldridge hails top-class Sturridge:
Great hat trick from origi!that was unexpected.welcome to the club!sturridge was class,Fantastic result!not worried who we draw in the semis
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) December 2, 2015
Finally, a future Liverpool legend sends a message to Sturridge:
— Joe Gomez (@J_Gomez97) December 2, 2015