Klopp provides Origi and Ings fitness update – and it’s good news

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Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media ahead of our game against Chelsea on Wednesday night.

Amid the predictable flood of questions about the game, Sevilla, and the end of the season, he also found time to update everyone on the progress of Divock Origi and Danny Ings.

Origi has been out since the derby against Everton on 20th April, while Ings has been out with a knee injury for the entirety of Klopp’s reign.

OnOrigi, he said “He is already training, not with the team, but like Hendo. He’s on the pitch, he’s running, he’s passing and all this,” he said.

“It’s the same like with Hendo: day by day. We don’t have to make a decision.

“He’s [back] quicker than we thought, like it was with Emre, a really good job from all the therapists and the coaches. But we cannot force it, we take what we get.

“In this moment he is on a good way, a better way than maybe expected the day after the injury, but if the time is enough until next Wednesday, I don’t know.”

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He then moved on to discuss Ings:

“What can I say? Danny is healthy. He cannot be [match] fit in a champion way, not 100 per cent fit of course, but he’s in a really good way.

“We will see what happens. For tomorrow, absolutely not. Maybe, maybe [he can be in the] squad, if it makes sense – I’m not too sure.

“We will see the progress over the next few days. His first session on the pitch was like he was never away, but then his body shoots back the next morning.

“Getting up, it’s not too easy because it’s a completely different intensity in this kind of training than before.

“We have to see how he reacts to all our training sessions, but he’s really in a good way. I think it’s a really good situation because he will be 100 per cent when we start for the pre-season, that’s great.

“I’m pretty sure Ingsy sees it a little different because he’ll think, ‘If it is was one or two weeks longer this season, then I could have played for sure.’

“So that’s how it is. Maybe it’s not enough time for him, but next season, we’ll have a lot of fun with him for sure.”

(via official site)

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