According to The Telegraph, Danny Ings is set to miss out on a second consecutive season due to a knee injury. Last year Ingsy tore his ACL in his left knee on the very first training session under Klopp. This year, he suffered what is being described as “serious cartilage damage” in his last outing against Spurs in his right knee. Although it is not as devastating as another cruciate injury, the injury will require surgery and approximately 7 months of rehabilitation, effectively ending his season. Again.
Ings had a bright start to last campaign before Klopp’s arrival. Some were even calling him Kuyt 2.0. He even managed to nod home a goal in the Merseyside Derby. Unfortunately, the fates can be cruel, and he’s been working hard to get back into the first team ever since. This season, he’s only managed two appearances with the senior squad, both substitute appearances in the League Cup.
Sadly, this has to put his future at the club in serious jeopardy. He will be 25 when next season kicks off, having hardly played top-flight football in two years. Ingsy has always felt like the kind of player Klopp would want: a hard-working team player who is “cool” in front of goal. But it seems as if the football gods will not allow the former Burnley man a shot to prove himself under Jürgen Klopp. Let’s hope for another speedy recovery for Ings.