Liverpool fans react to Daniel Sturridge's performance against Besiktas on Twitter

Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge played 105 minutes for Liverpool in the Europa League last night.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was handed a start in Istanbul on Thursday as the Reds tried to make it to the last 16 of the Europa League against Besiktas.

Having been out for much of the season because of thigh and calf injuries, the sight of Sturridge in a Liverpool shirt and getting game time is a welcome one for Reds fans, but he seemed to struggle last night, and failed to put away a big opportunity that could have seen them secure their passage to the next round, rather than exit the competition.

It will feel as though it's one of 'what could have been' nights for both Sturridge and Liverpool, but he did have games like this last season and managed to bounce back by finding the net regularly soon after. Even though he is still trying to regain that kind of fitness, Sunday lunchtime's game against Manchester City would be the perfect time for him to start.

Sturridge has scored two goals since his return to the side, but has yet to regain that sharpness that made him such a threat last season, seeing him score 24 goals in all competitions. As for his performance last night, Liverpool fans didn't seem too impressed by his contribution. 

Here is what a selection of them had to say:

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