If Danny Ings isn’t made available for Neil Critchley’s Under-23 side tonight, who face West Ham, we might be seeing him in the squad to face Leicester City in the Carabao Cup.
The striker is slowly coming back from a debilitating injury which robbed him of the 2016/17 season.
He also missed virtually the entire campaign in 2015/16 with a nasty injury to his other knee, too.
Critchley has hinted though that if Ings doesn’t appear tonight, he could be in line for a return to Jurgen Klopp’s first-team.
“We would be delighted to have him but if we don’t get him and he’s not with us then maybe that means he’s involved with the first team, which would be fantastic as well,” Critchley told Liverpoolfc.com.
“If we can help him and get Danny closer to the first team and back on that pitch at Anfield then we will be delighted to assist him in that because he’s been fantastic since he’s been with us.
“He’s a credit to the profession and everyone wants the best for him.
“He came off last Sunday but that was just a precaution. He’s been back training this week and if we get him we’ll be delighted, but if not he might possibly be involved with the first team against Leicester, which would give him a big lift as well.”
It’s pretty easy to forget Ings is a Liverpool player.
Since he signed, he’s made six Premier League appearances – which proves the extent of his injury problems.
He’s now 25-years-old and seriously needs to get back playing regular football.
We don’t hold much hopes of him becoming a goalscoring regular under Klopp, but would absolutely love to be proved wrong.