By Dominic Toner
Danny Ings scored a brace for Liverpool as he played in the Under-23s match against Sunderland – and the club’s supporters are desperate for him to be recalled to the first-team.
Liverpool won the game 3-0 on Sunday and Ings netted two goals in the second-half, including an incredible diving header that flew into the top corner.
Ings has been playing with the Under-23 side this season and has now scored four goals in three games.
The 24-year-old is yet to be included in a Premier League squad by Jurgen Klopp this campaign and his only first-team appearance came off the bench against Derby in the EFL Cup.
Liverpool supporters have rallied on Twitter to support Ings’ promotion to the senior squad.
— Syaogi Putra (@syaogiputra) September 25, 2016
Love @IngsDanny attitude to these U23 games! Will all pay off eventually!
— Lee Duke (@dukezy) September 25, 2016
@IngsDanny superb attitude dropping down to under 23's no fuss great goal hopefully your chance will soon come
— Kev Hendry (@kevrh1892) September 25, 2016
That Danny Ings header ??
— Kirk (@Kirk_Kirkleton) September 25, 2016
Danny Ings scoring again for the U23s. Definatly deserves another first team chance #LFC
— Shah (@ShahLFC94) September 25, 2016
I'd love to see Danny Ings get a run of games in the first team under Klopp. Reckon he'd be awesome ??#LFC
— Pete Glover (@pete_glover) September 25, 2016
Liverpool have been in great attacking form at the start of the season and forwards Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi have been preferred to Ings.
The striker 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 10 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.
The striker earned a place in the England squad in 2015 and made his only appearance to date against Lithuania.
In other Liverpool team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Adam Lallana’s display against Hull.