Liverpool could hand shock start to this forgotten player v Tottenham - report
By Emma Sanders
Jurgen Klopp is expected to make a number of changes for Liverpool’s EFL Cup clash against Tottenham on Tuesday and could hand a start to Danny Ings, according to a report.
The former Burnley striker has made just one appearance in the Premier League since Klopp took over after picking up a serious ACL injury just days after the manager’s arrival in October 2015.
The Liverpool Echo claim that he could be given his chance to play for the first team in the EFL Cup clash this week.
Ings has been part of the Liverpool Under-23s squad this season, playing regularly under Michael Beale in a strong Premier League 2 side.
The striker has made just one first-team appearance in the cup clash against Derby this season but the German manager has spoken of his admiration for Ings and made him captain during a number of pre-season games.
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Ings could be given another opportunity to prove his fitness on Tuesday as Klopp looks to rotate his squad before their Premier League tie against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Jordan Henderson will serve a one match suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season during Liverpool’s 2-1 win against West Brom.
Marko Grujic, Ovie Ejaria, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kevin Stewart and Ings were all left out of Sunday’s Under-23s clash against Everton and are expected to feature for the first team on Tuesday.
Mamadou Sakho is not expected to feature though, after he lined up in defence during the mini-derby for the Under-23s.
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