Brace From Sturridge Enough To Put Liverpool Into Quarter Finals Of The League Cup

Liverpool withstand late pressure from Tottenham as Daniel Sturridge’s brace is enough to send them into the Quarter Finals of the League Cup.

Sturridge gave Liverpool an early lead in the 9th minute when he capitalised on Marko Grujic’s misplaced shot. A tap in from close range was enough to give the reds a 1-0 lead. More chances also came for the Liverpool striker throughout the first half but his efforts couldn’t find the net.

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Image from Liverpool FC Twitter Account: Sturridge celebrating his goal

Early in the second half, the reds had a chance to double their lead. A brilliant cross from Origi into the box meant that only a touch was needed from Sturridge to put Liverpool 2-0 up but unfortunately he couldn’t get the shot across.

Sturridge scored his second of the night in the 64th minute as Wijnaldum’s pass split open the Spurs defence and left him one on one with Vorm.

Spurs were then given a lifeline when Eric Lamela was tripped up in the penalty box by Lucas although there was minimal contact. Vincent Janssen pulled one back for the visiting team in the 76th minute and they could have easily equalised through youngster Shayon Harrison. A beautiful cross from Lamela had found an unmarked Harrison who had mis-controlled the ball with his chest which led to Mignolet retaining the ball.

There were also late chances for the returning Danny Ings to put the game to bed but he was denied by Michel Vorm. The game finished 2-1 and the reds are now onto the Quarter Finals.

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