By Emma Sanders
Danny Ings is expected to start on Tuesday evening during Liverpool’s EFL Cup tie against Tottenham – and fans reacted with excitement on Twitter.
The Liverpool Echo claim the 24 year old could start against Spurs after he was left out of Michael Beale’s Under-23s side that beat Everton on Sunday.
Ings missed the mini derby to join the first team training session at Melwood on Sunday morning, an indication he is likely to feature heavily in the midweek clash.
The former Burnley striker has not featured in the Premier League since Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with West Brom in May 2016 and has made just two first team appearances under Jurgen Klopp, including as a substitute in the EFL Cup this season.
Ings picked up a serious ACL knee injury in October 2015 and was out of action for almost the entire 2015-16 season before making a return in the final game and played regularly this summer.
He was handed the captain’s armband on a number of occasions throughout the pre-season campaign, demonstrating Klopp’s admiration for the striker.
Ings joined Liverpool in June 2015 on a free after scoring 11 league goals for Burnley in the top flight the season before.
He’s yet to kick-start his Liverpool career but impressed during the Reds’ opening eight fixtures under Brendan Rodgers during the 2015-16 season and fans are excited to see him play yet again.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Would really like for Ings to start this game if he does it will probably be wide as i can see Sturridge starting up front
— We Are Liverpool (@Cout10inho) October 24, 2016
— Nish (@klopposophy_) October 24, 2016
@TheKopHQ i would go for origi and sturridge up front. Danny ings could make an impact in the second half
— Anfield_ynwa 2005 (@2005_ynwa) October 24, 2016
Danny Ings set to start against Spurs, welcome back my boy❤️
— Matt Sutton (@MattCCFC16) October 24, 2016
@LFCTS nope.danny ings , been working his socks off.on top of that he's a great player,will offer similar things to firmino
— nigel lowe (@LFC_Lowee) October 23, 2016
Word is @IngsDanny to start against spurs, hope so deserves a chance and is a very klopp player, hard working team player who scores
— Sam Turton (@TurtonSam) October 23, 2016
Did someone say that I'll be seeing an appearance by Danny Ings on Tuesday?😍 Get my damn cookies ready @Yusuf_Areff
— Wijnaldum's Smile (@zaidiecoutinho) October 23, 2016