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Danny Ings makes revelation about how he gained an edge over rivals during lay-off

By Alex Taylor

Liverpool striker Danny Ings believes he has every chance of succeeding under Jurgen Klopp after studying his new manager throughout his injury lay-off.

The forward has revealed that he spent time observing Klopp’s methods during his lengthy injury last season.

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.

The forward has made an impact in pre-season after scoring goals against Tranmere and Wigan in the club’s first leg of their programme.

“I’m playing catch-up really because I obviously didn’t get to train with [Klopp] and the other staff, and get to see the methods,” Ings told FourFourTwo.

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“What I did do was watch from the sideline and try to pick up as much as I could. I’m just trying to put that into games now. My biggest aim is to get fit and get to how I was before I got injured.”

The versatile forward can play as an out-and-out striker, in a deeper no. 10 role or out on the left hand side of a front three.

Ings has managed three goals in the nine games since his arrival at Anfield but has bagged 54 career goals in 168 appearances.

In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp has told Christian Benteke and five other players that if they stay at the club they will not play, according to a report.