Daniel Sturridge and Lucas Leiva react on Twitter as Liverpool are KO'd from Europa League

Two Liverpool stars took to Twitter after the side's exit at the hands of Besiktas.

Liverpool suffered a frustrating return to Istanbul as they exited the competition on penalties.

The Reds had a 1-0 lead from the first leg but were unable to add to the penalty Mario Balotelli scored at Anfield.

The fall guy was Dejan Lovren who missed the decisive spot kick, leaving the pitch a dejected figure needing to be consoled by his teammates.

Daniel Sturridge and Lucas Leiva took to Twitter after the defeat, to express their emotions about the loss.

Sturridge showed that he is always thinking ahead, looking to the important Premier League game at Anfield against Manchester City this weekend.

Liverpool struggled to threaten over the 120 minutes, with Sturridge having one of the Reds' only four shots on target.

Lucas is currently out with a groin injury, with PremierInjuries.com reporting he is expected back in just under a month's time with March 22 the expected return date.

That is notable for it is the fixture against Manchester United at Anfield, which after last night, Liverpool no longer have to play a Europa League game three days in advance of.

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