Antoine Griezmann reacts on Twitter to Daniel Sturridge’s assist v Leicester

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Dimitri Payet appeared to have wrapped up the assist of the season award - if only it existed, eh? - with his incredible rabona for West Ham against Watford on Saturday.

But Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has given the Frenchman a serious run for his money with an exquisite back-heel for Sadio Mane’s goal against Leicester City this evening.

Sturridge played the ball into Mane’s path with a gorgeous touch - and it impressed many people on Twitter, including a certain Antoine Griezmann.

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The Atletico Madrid star, who scored two goals in a 4-0 win over Celta Vigo earlier on Saturday, was watching the action back in Spain.

And shortly after Mane’s goal, the France international tweeted his appreciation for Sturridge’s assist.

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Griezmann's tweet

Griezmann tweeted: “Waaaaaaouuuuu Sturridge !!!! 😎👀”

And Liverpool fans reacted to Griezmann’s tweet in predictable fashion…

Video: Sturridge's assist

Twitter reacts to Sturridge's assist

Here’s how other Twitter users reacted to Sturridge’s assist…

Liverpool led 2-1 at the break

Liverpool produced some brilliant football inside the opening half-hour and Mane’s goal doubled the hosts’ advantage after Roberto Firmino’s earlier opener.


However, a mistake by Lucas, seven minutes before half-time, saw Jamie Vardy pounce to reduce the deficit to one goal.

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