We speak for everyone connected to Liverpool football club when we say we are devastated for Danny Ings.
The striker’s season has ended before it ever really began.
Ings requires surgery on his knee after picking up an injury against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup last week and is likely to be out of action for the rest of the campaign.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about the news, Jurgen Klopp said: “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.”
The setback really could not have come at a more demoralising time for Ings.
He battled so hard to recover from last season’s knee injury and has worked tirelessly in the U23s in order to show Klopp what he is capable of and to win his place back in the first team.
He is finally able to achieve that, and then straight away his progress is diminished. Terrible, terrible news.
Klopp and supporters are fully aware of how hard he has worked and he will be supported well during his recovery period.
He deserves all the help he gets from players and coaching staff.
We are all behind you, Danny.