Daniel Sturridge is certainly a divisive figure amongst the Liverpool supporters. In fact, in English football altogether.
Clearly one of the most talented technical footballers of his generation, the 26-year old’s nightmare spell with injuries has seen his stock plummet.
Sturridge has got to be the most talented player to come out of England in the last ten years or so
— Muhammad. (@JibbberJabbber) May 18, 2016
Overtaken by younger options at both club and country level, the Reds marksman was in danger of fast becoming the forgotten man.
That goal perfectly sums up sturridge quiet quiet then boom world class in an instant
— SamPascoe (@Pascoe20) May 18, 2016
However, the former Chelsea and Manchester City youngster reminded Jurgen Klopp, Roy Hodgson as well as Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy just how good he really is.
That Sturridge's goal is pure filth.
— Saint Ghost. (@KingOldean) May 18, 2016
An absolutely stunning finish from just inside the box with the outside of his foot sent the travelling Mersey army into dreamland.
I'd choose Sturridge over Kane any day of the week
— Aiden Dugdale (@aiden_dugdale1) May 18, 2016
As well as users on Twitter.
Such a beautiful finish from Sturridge.
— Craig Daniels (@craigdaniels82) May 18, 2016
Sturridge you naughty thing
— AB (@archyb123) May 18, 2016
With the Reds now just 45 minutes from Champions League football, as well as another European trophy, surely the England striker is staking his claim for a starting berth at Euro 2016.
a fully fit Sturridge is not Vardy or Kane's mate fam
— Hamza Bello (@hamzabello) May 18, 2016
If social media is anything to go by, Hodgson needn’t look much further.