Daniel Sturridge was thrown into first-half action at the Liberty Stadium during Liverpool's clash against Swansea.
Adam Lallana limped off through injury in the 23rd minute meaning the striker was introduced much earlier than expected after having been named on the substitutes bench.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were already 1-0 down through Leroy Fer’s goal in the eighth minute after the away side failed to clear a corner.
Klopp threw Sturridge into the match and hoped that the 27-year-old would be able to change the momentum of the game as Swansea went in search of a second goal.
While Sturridge appeared to give Liverpool an extra dimension up-front, he was involved in a talking point in the 39th-minute.
Sturridge burst into the penalty area and went down easily under the challenge of a defender. There was clearly not enough contact for a penalty but referee Michael Oliver declared it to be a dive and booked Sturridge.
Take a look for yourself:
While we’re not convinced, Twitter reacted furiously to Sturridge's ‘dive’ and blasted him to for his actions. Take a look at the reaction below:
Sturridge and Liverpool will be hoping to enjoy a better second 45 minutes in Wales as they look to win their fourth consecutive Premier League match - something they haven’t done since Klopp took over at Anfield.
Sturridge is likely to be booed from the Swansea fans for the remainder of the match following his misdemeanour in the opening 45 but the only way he can silence his critics is by hauling his side back into the match.
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