Daniel Sturridge was once a 20-goal a season striker for Liverpool, when partnered alongside Luis Suarez, nowadays Reds fans want him nowhere near the pitch.
This was never more apparent than in Liverpool's 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Sunday. Sturridge looked a shadow of his former self offering no attacking movement or creativity.
The England international was subbed on for Roberto Firmino in the 31st minute to the surprise of many Liverpool fans with Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi remaining on the bench.
Origi has been preferred to Sturridge in recent weeks and Shaqiri was the difference maker in the reverse fixture at Anfield, netting a brace as Liverpool overcame their rivals in a 3-1 win.
Many Liverpool fans were quick to voice their displeasure on Twitter about Sturridge being brought on.
I’d rather Brewster play once he’s fit than Sturridge or Origi. Useless.— Quinton (@futbolbaseroom) February 25, 2019
Why Sturridge why not Origi or Shaq.— Moso van Dijk⚽️ (@____LekoLFC____) February 24, 2019
Certain spectators weren't happy about Sturridge's lack of movement once he came on...
Sturridge just doesn’t fit into this side. He is too lazy and slow.— Olé (@Ole_LFC) February 24, 2019
Sturridge struggles to run and it turns out that’s quite important in football.— Ryan Robert (@FlyinRyanDotCom) February 25, 2019
Some fans were surprised Sturridge was introduced to a game which already had several injuries...
... Whilst Man Utd supporters were happy with the performance Sturridge put in.