It’s been a week of highs and lows with regards to injuries.
On Wednesday Divock Origi picked up an injury that seems likely to rule him out for the rest of the season, but earlier today it was confirmed that Christian Benteke is nearing a return. Now there is another piece of good news, as the Echo reports that long-term absentee Danny Ings could also feature again before this season’s curtain comes down.
Ings ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament back in October, almost immediately after Klopp was unveiled as the club’s new boss. He was ruled out for six months, but he is now on the verge of resuming full training.
Klopp, however, has warned that Ings won’t be rushed back.
“Danny’s in a really good way after a serious injury but he’s not back in team training yet,” he said.
“Maybe two weeks, I’m not too sure, it was four or five days ago when someone sent me the email saying it was two weeks until he could train with the team.
“I don’t know yet if he will be able to play again this season. That all depends on how he recovers and how he’s training. He’s been out for a long time.”
Despite his caution, it is a welcome boost for Klopp. It seems he doesn’t really trust Benteke (despite his frequently encouraging words), and it is widely believed that Ings would be a natural fit for the German’s all-action ‘gegenpressing’ tactics.
Ings scored three goals in four starts and two sub appearances prior to his injury.