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Jamie Redknapp slammed on Twitter for "stupid" Daniel Sturridge claim

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Liverpool fans rejoice - Daniel Sturridge has finally ended his goal drought.

The England international was at the double against Tottenham at Anfield on Tuesday night, scoring a brace and firing his side into the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

His first came in the ninth minute, latching on to Marko Grujic's deflected shot and tapping past Michel Vorm to break the deadlock.

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Then, in the 64th minute, Sturridge had his second. Georginio Wijnaldum played the 27-year-old through on goal and he finished clinically to double Liverpool's lead.

Vincent Janssen's converted penalty with 14 minutes to play threatened a comeback but the Reds held on to secure a 2-1 victory.

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Sturridge was predictably the focal point of Sky Sports' post-match analysis, with Jamie Redknapp making a rather bold claim about the striker.

"On his day, we're talking about one of the best strikers in the world," the former Liverpool midfielder said to Graeme Souness and host Simon Thomas.

Cue a backlash on Twitter, as football fans slammed Redknapp for suggesting Sturridge is up there with the best of them - even if "on his day".

"STUPID PHRASE"

Credit where credit is due, Sturridge was given the chance to shine against Tottenham by Jurgen Klopp and he didn't waste the opportunity.

Klopp certainly still has faith in the Englishman and recently explained how he's slowly adapting to Liverpool's new-and-improved style of play.

"This moment is a good moment for Dan," the German said, per the Telegraph. "It is not easy. Most of his time in his life, football has been so easy because he is so skilled.

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"The right moment, easy goal, simple goal. Every player struggles with this or this. Little problem here, little problem there.

"We had a game against Manchester United and, yes, it was not easy for him. We didn't play well, he didn't play with 100 per cent confidence.

"Make a shooting exercise and there are still tears in your eyes when you see it and you are like 'f***ing hell. That is unbelievable', but then you see the games."

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