Danny Ings has revealed that he has gone through a “tough patch” since joining Liverpool, but believes he is now learning and developing under Jurgen Klopp.
In an interview with the club’s official site, the striker spoke candidly about his time at the club and how he feels about his injury woes since making the move to Anfield.
“I have had a tough patch here with Liverpool since I have signed,” Ings revealed adding, “but it’s one of those things as a footballer, you can’t change that.”
The 25-year-old joined the Reds in July 2015 from Burnley, but has only made 12 appearances for the club, scoring three goals.
The striker, who has only one England cap, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his first training session with Jurgen Klopp after simply twisting his left knee.
Ings then suffered another injury set-back in 2016 as he suffered ligament damage to his right knee after making a tackle in Liverpool’s game against Tottenham in the League Cup.
The striker underwent surgery and missed all of last season due to the injury, with Ings finally returning to action in September 2017 featuring for the Reds against Leicester City in the League Cup.
Despite the repeated set-backs the star now believes he is “developing and still learning” under his German manager, and aims to show what he has learnt in future games.
Ahead of moving to Liverpool, in his last season at Burnley, the 25-year-old was able to feature 37 times across all competitions and score 11 goals.