Liverpool striker Danny Ings will miss the rest of the season after suffering another serious knee injury in just his second appearance of the season.
Ings, 24, suffered ligament damage to his right knee after making a tackle in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham in the EFL Cup last week. It’s now been confirmed that he will be out for up to nine months.
“To say we are gutted would be an understatement; he is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said.
“It is typical of Danny’s personality, on and off the pitch, that he picked up this injury to his knee when courageously trying to win the ball back for his team by making a tackle.
“But it is this same personality that means he will come back as good and as strong from this latest setback as he has done in the past.
“I’m told the likely lay off is anywhere from between seven to nine months. He is mentally strong, physically strong and will have the very best treatment and rehab possible to make sure when he returns he is ready to play for us at the level we know he is capable of.”
Ings joined Liverpool last summer from Burnley, but was held to just eight appearances before suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in October during Klopp’s first training session as Reds managers. He recovered from that injury in time to make an appearance on the final day of the season.