Liverpool have confirmed the news that Danny Ings will undergo surgery on his recent injury set back.
The 24-year-old striker only just returned to first-team action last week after just under a year out injured, before he picked up an injury in the 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup last week.
News broke out today of Danny’sa fresh setback and it is certainly a devastating blow to a player who has worked so hard to bounce back from his previous knee injury
The former Burnley striker injured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in October of last year shortly after Klopp took over at Liverpool and it took him a good 9 months to get back into the swing of things on the pitch.
After impressing during pre-season and shining for the U23 team this campaign, Klopp admits it is devastating bow to say the least for a player who is now set to miss between 7-9 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,” Klopp told the club’s official website.
“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.”
Liverpool have confirmed the procedure to rectify Ings’ new cartilage problem, which will be performed today in London, should be straight forward and will correct the damage sustained from the challenge last week.
Quick recovery Danny.