Klopp reveals return date of Liverpool 24-year-old, fans will be delighted
By Will Butcher
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that striker Danny Ings will return to Liverpool training in pre-season as he looks to overcome a nightmare knee injury.
Ings, 24, suffered a second anterior cruciate ligament injury during a substitute appearance in the EFL Cup against Tottenham, just his second outing after recovering from his first injury.
In quotes published by the Liverpool Echo, manager Klopp revealed that England international Ings will return from injury at the end of the season ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.
“Danny is not fit. He’s in a good way but it will take time,” Klopp said.
“I don’t think there is any chance for this season. We are looking at pre-season.”
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The former Burnley striker has made just 11 league and cup appearances for the Merseyside giants since his move to Anfield, as he struggles to shake off his injury-prone reputation.
Liverpool’s number 28 broke down against Spurs back in October despite coming off the substitutes’ bench for just 22 minutes during the Reds’ 2-1 win.
However, Ings could hand his manager a huge injury boost in the summer as he looks to bolster Klopp’s options in the final third next season.
But the former Bournemouth trainee could struggle to regain a place in the Liverpool side, with the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi currently ahead of him in the pecking order.
In other Liverpool news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted Saturday’s clash against Leicester on Monday night.