By Amir Mir
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool striker Danny Ings underwent “positive” surgery after he was ruled out for the rest of the season.
The club’s official website confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the 24-year-old striker had suffered a long-term knee injury.
Liverpool’s number 28 has already been sidelined for most of last season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during Klopp’s first training session as Reds boss.
Ings looked to have put his injury demons behind him as he made a cameo appearance against Tottenham in the fourth round of the EFL Cup last week.
But his return was devastatingly cut short by a new knee problem and he has gone under the knife once again, with his manager providing an update as reported by the club’s official Twitter account.
“The surgery was positive,” said Klopp “Danny will be back and will be Liverpool player, 100 per cent.”
The former Burnley striker signed for the Merseyside club in the summer of 2015, but has made only 11 appearances scoring three goals.
The one-time England centre-forward thanked fans on his personal Twitter account after he received the bad news as he vowed to come back stronger.
In other Liverpool team news, right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted he is not happy where his career on Merseyside is heading.