Daniel Sturridge is always going to be one of those players who polarisies opinion.
The Liverpool striker was involved in all three goals as the Reds booked their place in the Europa League final with a 3-0 win over 10-man Villarreal at Anfield.
His performance sent Villarreal sprawling but his critics were still out in force.
Sturridge misses so many chances that Kane takes with his eyes closed. If you seriously think he's world class you're calling Kane legendary
-- J (@JocularJxhn) May 5, 2016
Sturridge has missed some simple opportunities tonight.
-- The Iceman (@WeHaveKlopp) May 5, 2016
what is actually going on with sturridge lol ever since the goal he has switched off lol
-- ? (@JoeyXcv) May 5, 2016
Granted his first involvement was to miss a tap-in that then went in off a defender but then after putting Liverpool ahead - squeezing a one-on-one off the goalkeeper - he bundled the ball into the path of Adam Lallana to score from close range.
-- BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) May 5, 2016
Sturridge's goal came just as the haters were starting to find their voice.
Sturridge has been very poor
-- Jake (@JakeTodd10) May 5, 2016
Sturridge needs to get involved
-- Oldhairy (@oldhairy1) May 5, 2016
Sturridge been very lazy imo
-- FLOYDY LFCDT (@DamoFlood32) May 5, 2016
Their whining was soon drowned out on Twitter as Sturridge put Liverpool ahead in the tie for the first time and reacted like someone who knows they're not universally loved and glad to prove a few people wrong.
Most passionate I've seen Sturridge!!!
-- Dinesh Hardayal (@DHardayal) May 5, 2016
Yessssss!!! He has his moment. He finally has his big big moment. Daniel Sturridge - what emotion. 2-0
-- Jay (@Jay82_LFC) May 5, 2016
That isn't the face of someone who 'lacks passion and wants to leave' by the way.
-- Sakho Says No. (@Spion_Klopp) May 5, 2016
Never have I ever seen Sturridge celebrate with such passion and joy
-- Jordan (@TheJordanHoward) May 5, 2016
Sturridge's performance was match-defining despite what his critics thought - you've still got to be in the right position to make things happen.
Sturridge proving many haters wrong tonight, elite player
-- Jack (@ffsFirmino) May 5, 2016
If we sell Sturridge I'll be devastated. Absolute baller. Love him to pieces
-- Tyler (@Klopptimistik) May 5, 2016
Sturridge is back fully fit for the first time in a year or something. Still not fully sharp but still world class
-- #ALLin216 (@DomLBJ95) May 5, 2016
DON'T WANT TO SEE A BAD WORD ON STURRIDGE FROM ANY LIVERPOOL FAN EVER AGAIN
-- Mohammed Atef (@TypicalAtef) May 5, 2016
Sturridge being the absolute don, yet again
-- Red Star Liverpool (@RedStarLvrpool) May 5, 2016
Sturridge is now set to get the opportunity to bring a major trophy to Liverpool in the final against Sevilla - the two-time defending champions - in Basle on May 18.
A win would also secure a Champions League place...redemption awaits?