Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge had a disappointing afternoon as he failed to make an impact during his side’s 1-1 draw with Merseyside rivals Everton.
The England international has recently come back from injury and immediately made the difference during the Reds’ last outing with Aston Villa, scoring two goals and providing plenty more attacking intent.
In the absence of Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino, Sturridge has been partnered upfront with Danny Ings and it’s a partnership which has shown plenty of promise.
The former Burnley man scored the opening goal against the Toffees and looked a threat throughout before coming off with an ankle knock, yet the same can’t be said of Sturridge.
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As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the talented striker was barely involved and when he did manage to get on the ball, he was often dispossessed or slack when it came to basic passing.
From an attacking perspective, Sturridge failed to trouble Tim Howard in the Everton net on a single occasion and created no chances for his teammates via key passes.
It wasn’t so much for a lack of trying, it just happened to be one of those games for the former Chelsea man where nothing came off and the same can be said of teammate Philippe Coutinho.
Commenting on the game via social networking site Twitter, Liverpool fans picked up on their so-called better players for massively underperforming and weren’t afraid to vent their frustrations.
Sturridge offered nothin today. Same with Coutinho, marked out the game often by Barry. Ings our best player, yet again. #LFC— Akshay Hooda (@Akkerz) October 4, 2015
Coutinho and Sturridge were missing today. DS should have been subbed off not Ings. #LFC— David (@HenryVIIDavid) October 4, 2015
Draw is a good result considering we were missing Benteke, Henderson, Sturridge and Coutinho #LFC— Steve Watt (@stevewatt1) October 4, 2015
I still believe that Liverpool should have done better and Sturridge was nowhere to be seen #LFC— Lubabalo Earl Ndzabe (@LNdzabe) October 4, 2015