By Dominic Toner
Danny Ings scored after just three minutes for Liverpool as he played in the Under-23s match against Leicester – and the club’s supporters are desperate for him to be recalled to the first team.
Liverpool won the match 4-0 and the forward picked up a solitary goal as he got 90 minutes under his belt.
Ings, 24, has fallen down the club’s attacking pecking order and has been restricted to under-23 appearances this season after missing most of his debut campaign with a knee injury.
Liverpool fans rallied on Twitter to support Ings and firmly believe that Jurgen Klopp should give him more first-team opportunities.
Here are a selection of the messages:
Klopp currently has several senior players all vying for an attacking position, with Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino being used throughout the start of the season ahead of Divock Origi and Ings.
The English forward has yet to be named in any of Liverpool’s match day squads in the Premier League this season and was an unused substitute in the EFL cup win over Burton, as he is slowly eased back into top-level action.
Ings sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury ahead of Klopp’s appointment in October, ruling him out for the rest of the 2015-16 campaign.
He has only made nine senior appearances for the first-team and scored three goals. Prior to his move to Anfield he impressed at his former club Burnley by scoring 43 goals in 130 appearances.
In other Liverpool team news, the club’s supporters have reacted on Twitter to Adam Lallana’s display against Leicester.