Poor old Danny Ings spent most of the 2015/16 season sat in the treatment room. He’d just started finding the net with some regularity and received an England call-up when he was cruelly ruled out for the season after damaging his knee ligaments just days after Klopp’s arrival.
He eventually made it back to the first XI in time for the final game of the season away at West Brom, and has so far played a part in both our pre-season friendlies.
In light of his return to the field, Liverpool legend John Aldridge has backed Ings to have a major impact on the 2016/17 season.
“If you talk to the ex-players, we’ve all got a good feeling about the lad – that given a bit of luck he could have a really good season for Liverpool.” he said (via official site).
“It was a shame the injury came when he’d just got into the team. The Kop really took to him, singing his name, he got into the England set-up and then your world falls apart.
“But sometimes that makes you harder mentally and I hope it has for the lad, because I think he could have a big say in our season. The way the manager likes to play, you’ve got to have someone leading the line and three in behind are going to be creators and goalscorers – and he fits the bill in both situations.”
Aldo was also enthusiastic about our attacking options ahead of the new season, with the arrival of Sadio Mane giving our forward line a new dimension:
“The options for Jurgen are brilliant, with [Sadio] Mane coming in as well. You’ve got [Roberto] Firmino, [Daniel] Sturridge, [Philippe] Coutinho – loads and loads of options for those three places in behind and Danny can lead the line as well.”