Daniel Sturridge returned to Liverpool's starting lineup and the striker helped the Reds seal a berth in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup after scoring two goals in his side's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on 25 October.

A goal in the ninth minute from the England international gave the Merseyside club an early lead. He doubled the lead by netting one in the 64<sup>th minute. Vincent Janssen pulled one back for the White Hart Lane in the 76<sup>th minute and it was a nervy end for Jurgen Klopp's side.

However, Tottenham fell short in the end as they failed to find their second goal, which resulted in their exit from the competition.

Mauricio Pochettino was disappointed with the referee's decision in showing only a yellow card to Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold for his tackle on Ben Davies. The former Southampton manager believes the defender should have been given the marching orders for his tackle on the Wales international.

Daniel Sturridge celebrates his second goal
Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool's two goals in his side's 2-1 win over Tottenham in the EFL Cup Getty Images

IBTimes UK has compiled some of the best Twitter reaction after Liverpool's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.

FT: Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham ✔️
Sturridge ⚽️ ⚽️
MOTM: Sturridge 🌟
Kop: Flawless ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZqdGBM9R0y

— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) October 25, 2016

Klopp for once went for the handshake, but the Liverpool youngster went straight for the hug 😂 #LFC pic.twitter.com/kVnSn2ttF4

— Football Feast (@FootieFeasts) October 25, 2016

Klopp has amazing attention to detail.A back up for every position including his own. #LFC #LIVTOT pic.twitter.com/WA4Xi2Almd

— Michael (@McGivern2010) October 25, 2016

Pretty harsh from the Sky producers on Moreno... #LFC pic.twitter.com/cx4N1jqq1K

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 25, 2016

Not surprised at all with the results. I think the last time Spurs used to defeat Liverpool, the manager was Harry Redknapp. #THFC #EFLcup

— M. Radziâ„¢ (@Radzi2805) October 25, 2016

Looks like #Spurs trophy chasing season is over 😉 #THFC #EFLCup

— Apollo Seed â“‹ (@pbk90) October 25, 2016

Eric Dier named as a Tottenham Hotspur captain tonight, has been a long-time coming a joy to watch him wear our famous armband. #COYS#THFC pic.twitter.com/XbXYyaQJVo

— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) October 25, 2016

#thfc "fans" labeling Janssen as another Soldado really arent helping at all..22 year old striker in new league, give him a break

— Marc Ashed (@MAshed18) October 25, 2016

#thfc Wanyama made a big difference - it looked like damage limitation when he came on but he took control of midfield & tested Mignolet too

— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) October 25, 2016

And the EFL cup is a pointless trophy that no one really cares about hence our youngsters getting a game #COYS #THFC #LFCvTHFC

— Luke Mavin (@LJMavin) October 25, 2016

Still makes me sad when we go out the League Cup. Since I supported the club it's the only trophy I've ever seen us win... #THFC #EFLCup

— Glen Naylor (@Glen_Naylor) October 25, 2016