Liverpool striker Danny Ings is set to miss the remainder of this season with a knee injury.
The Premier League giants have confirmed that the English forward jolted his right knee during the 2-1 win over Tottenham in the EFL Cup and will be assessed by knee specialist Andy Williams in London now.
The news will come as a devastating blow to the former Burnley striker who missed most of the last season with ligament damage in his left knee. The only positive is that he did not damage the same knee this time.
Danny Ings trained hard with the Liverpool youth team to get his fitness levels back up and will now be sidelined for a long time again.
Liverpool have been monitoring his condition over the past week and it seems that Ings has damaged his cartilage and will need surgery. Arsenal striker, Danny Welbeck, suffered a similar injury earlier this year and is yet to kick a ball for the Gunners. Ings is set to undergo surgery soon and is unlikely to feature again this season.
Ings has started 5 matches for Liverpool since joining them in July 2015. The English forward has scored 3 times and cost Liverpool a fee of 7 million pounds.
Klopp will be hoping that Ings can show the same attitude and determination that impressed everyone during his ACL rehab once again. As for the player, despite his incredible mentality, the 24-year-old will be heartbroken after this setback.
To say we are gutted would be an understatement; he is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this. It is typical of Danny’s personality, on and off the pitch, that he picked up this injury to his knee when courageously trying to win the ball back for his team by making a tackle. But it is this same personality that means he will come back as good and as strong from this latest setback as he has done in the past. I’m told the likely lay off is anywhere from between seven to nine months. He is mentally strong, physically strong and will have the very best treatment and rehab possible to make sure when he returns he is ready to play for us at the level we know he is capable of.