By Aramide Oladipo
Liverpool striker Danny Ings has revealed that he plans to stay at the Merseyclub for the foreseeable future and claimed that he has “a big part to play”.
The 25-year-old has endured a tough time at Anfield since completing a permanent move to the club from Burnley at the start of the 2015-16 campaign.
The striker has suffered from a number of serious injuries which has seen him spent the majority of his Liverpool career on the sidelines.
Ings has only made one competitive appearance for the Reds this season which came in the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City in the Carabao Cup last month.
Speaking in an interview with the Times, the striker believes that there is still time to put his injury setbacks behind him and prove his worth on Merseyside in the near-future.
“Everywhere I have been, I have always found a way to make it happen,” he said.
“I have been in a lot of tough situations at previous clubs where it has been hard to break in.
“People from the outside looking in will probably have the assumption, ‘Oh, he’s the forgotten man,’ but it has not crossed my mind at all. I still believe in myself. I still believe I can play in this team.
“When you are at a club like Liverpool, it is not a club that you want to walk away from.
“It would grate on me for the rest of my career, and the rest of my life, if I had not done everything to give it my all. I still feel like I have a big part to play in this football club.”
Due to his injury problems, Ings has only managed to feature in 12 matches for the club over a two-year period but he has still contributed with three goals.
The Englishman will face tough competition for places in the attacking third on his return with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Saido Mane and Roberto Firmino all impressing this season.
Ings will be hopeful that he can play a part when the Reds welcome bitter rivals Manchester United to Anfield next weekend.
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