Big injury blow for Liverpool as Danny Ings ruled out for at least seven months with a knee injury
Published 02/11/2016 | 11:09
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he will be without Danny Ings for between seven to nine months as the striker requires surgery on a knee injury.
Ings had only recently returned from a lengthy absence after injuring his left knee, before injuring his right knee in the 2-1 win against Spurs in the EFL Cup last week.
Ings has scored three goals in nine games since joining from Burnley in the summer of 2015.
"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," Klopp said in a statement.
"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."