Danny Ings has to be one of the most unluckiest players to have signed for Liverpool. The 25-year-old has had two major injuries since he signed for us from Burnley, and those injuries have kept him out of the team almost for the entirety of two years.
Things didn’t look all that great for the Englishman when he picked up another injury during a Premier League 2 clash against Manchester City but the Daily Mail reports that Ings could be making a speedy recovery. The former Burnley striker is in line to play against West Ham United in another reserve clash or could even feature for the senior side in the Carabao Cup game against Leicester City.
That would certainly provide great news not only for the Englishman but for Jurgen Klopp as well, since many believe Ings would be a great option to have in our playing set-up. The former Burnley man was known for his pressing and work-rate, something which will work incredibly well in our current team.
With the future of Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge still up in the air, a good performance or two from Ings could take him back into contention for the Premier League and Champions League squads.
There is one major problem in the way and that is the competition for the strikers and attackers at the club. Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are the three attackers that form the core while Dominic Solanke, Ben Woodburn and even Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho can play in the attacking positions.
The 25-year-old Ings does know that if he is not able to do well in the limited chances he has in his hands, Klopp might look to sell him, just like he did with Christian Benteke when the Belgian was deemed not to be the correct player for our style of football.
Ings certainly is a fighter and while many would have backed down and even sought a move away, the Englishman has always given his all for us and hopefully he can turn Klopp’s head as we need other attackers to step up when Mane and Salah are out of the team.
The League Cup is the chance for the 25-year-old to get his Liverpool career on track and hopefully, things will go well for him and us.