Danny Ings gave Liverpool fans a fright on Sunday as he limped off during the U23s’ win over Manchester City.
The Reds striker has endured a torrid time since signing for the club in 2015, suffering season-ending injuries to both knees in the past two years.
After recovering from the latter, he has has since started the new campaign as part of the U23s team, with a view to break back into Jurgen Klopp’s senior side.
Ings was substituted with a knock 36 minutes into the City clash- triggering fresh fears that he may be due another spell on the sidelines.
It seems that won’t be the case, with manager Neil Critchley offering a positive update on the striker.
“It’s more a precaution than anything,” he Liverpoolfc.com.
“He felt something very early in the game and he wasn’t quite right, so we’re not taking any chances with Danny and there are plenty of first-team games to come.”
“We’ll just look after him and assess him, but I’m sure he’ll be fine.”
Yan Dhanda proved to be a worthy replacement for Ings as he went on to inspire a 1-0 win for Liverpool with a superb 89th minute winner.
With Sadio Mane’s sending off on Saturday likely to see him suspended for three games, Ings could claim a place on Klopp’s bench.
The upcoming Carabao Cup meeting with Leicester marks the most likely source of first team game time for the forward, although the Reds will undoubtedly remain cautious about rushing him back.
Let’s hope it’s nothing too serious for the 25-year-old.