Danny Ings has had an undoutedly tough time making it back to the starting lineup. Between a few substitute appearances and playing for the U23s, its been a long process reintegrating him into the squad. His last goal in the Premier League was scored in 2015 during the Derby that proved to be Brendan Rodgers’ last match for Liverpool. There’s been a lot of changes in that time, obviously the most notable being the addition of Jürgen Klopp as manager, but also the signing of Roberto Firmino take over as striker while Ings was injured. Things have moved pretty quickly since then and Ings has done everything he can to make it back - including studying everything Bobby does for the team.
“From the moment I started training back with the lads, I tried to learn every day – especially from Bobby,” Ings, who made his Champions League debut for the Reds in midweek, told the club website.
“He is a fantastic player with the way he plays and the amount of work he does for the team, not just on the ball but off the ball as well. They are the things I have to look at and learn from, and that’s what I did over the months I was out.
“Being back training with them every day, you get used to the patterns the manager wants and the intensity he wants. I’m learning every day from all the lads here and trying to be the best player I can be.”
Danny Ings had always been known for his willingness to work, even mentioning in one interview that he’d run through brick walls for Liverpool fans, so the eagernes has always been there. Learning from one of the most hardworking members of the squad will definitely be right up his alley. Hardwork that could’ve come undone had Ings gone on loan during January like was rumored.
“I wanted to try to be a part of it with the lads here and get minutes,” continued the striker.
“After that long period out and all the hard work I didn’t want to give up. It’s such a great club and a great team, it’s all I wanted to be part of
“Going into the back end of the season now, I know that if I work hard enough I can get some more minutes and try to contribute to the team as much as I can. I’m looking forward to it.”
Having squad depth is always a concern for Liverpool and knowing one of our most prolific strikers might be back for a good run is exciting to say the least. Danny Ings was well on his way to a good number of goals before a knee iniury in training took him out. Every fan is eager to see him get a good go - especially if he’s been learning from the club’s second highest goal scorer of the season.