Liverpool Injury Boost As Star Returns To Light Training Ahead Of Schedule

By on February 2, 2016
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Liverpool have been handed a major injury boost with the news that Danny Ings has been given permission to return to light training today, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Ings has been on the sidelines since suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during Jurgen Klopp’s first training session when he took over from Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015.

The 23-year-old underwent surgery to repair the knee and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the Premier League season, making it highly unlikely the striker would be able to force his way in to Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad.

However, Ings has now given Liverpool and his country and major boost with the Liverpool Echo reporting that the former Burnley hitman has been given the green light to step-up his rehabilitation programme.

The newspaper carries quotes from Klopp confirming Ings will move from the gym to light training outside at Melwood today as he looks to make a return to action ahead of schedule.

Klopp is quoted as saying:

“I had lunch with Ingsy a few minutes ago,” Klopp said.

“He’s not in the perfect way, but Tuesday will be his first time outside again.

“He’s still a long way away from being available but he’s here.”

Obviously there is still a long way to go before Ings will be in any condition to return to the first team set-up but it’s positive news that the striker is set to work outside on the training pitch again.

As long as his rehabilitation continues to go smoothly and he doesn’t suffer any setbacks, there is no reason why Ings shouldn’t be back playing again before the end of the season and his return will be a welcome one for Klopp.

The German coach failed to sign a striker during the transfer window and with Daniel Sturridge sidelined with his own injury woes and Christian Benteke struggling to adapt to Klopp’s style of play, the Reds have been forced to rely on Roberto Firmino as a ‘false 9’ up front.

Ings settled in well at Anfield following his summer move from Burnley and scored three goals in his eight appearances before he suffered his injury, so Klopp will be desperate for him to get back to full fitness as soon as possible.

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