Danny Ings is ready to reignite his Reds career as he is handed the chance to go in search of goals for Liverpool against Tottenham tonight.
Kop boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Ings will be handed a chance against Spurs in the fourth round of the EFL Cup at Anfield.
Ings, a capture from Burnley, has played just 30 minutes of first-team football this season after returning from a cruciate ligament injury which kept him out of the majority of last season.
Ings has had to watch the likes of Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi take their chance in the first team but he has shown enough determination for Klopp to keep him in his plans.
Klopp said: “If I was being a little less sensitive I could say that is his job to do, but I am sensitive and I know it is not easy. He takes the situation in a perfect way but it’s all for him”.
“It was a long-term injury, but now he is fit, he plays in the U23s, everything is good”.
“It is all for his career. With his attitude everything will be good in the end. In this moment, the situation is not easy, we have Roberto, Daniel and Divock so there is not a lot of space (in the squad) for the few minutes you could give”.
“You have to build a squad for different things to do and not just have a third or fourth striker on the bench. He has used the game time. All I can say is that he will be involved in the squad 100% and with the rest we have to see”.
“A lot as a manager, you have about 25 players so you cannot talk about the individual situation every day”.
“I think we are completely clear about the way and the things he needs to do. He is a nice guy and a wonderful player. That’s a sign of the strength of the squad. You can be a really good player and you cannot even be in the squad”.
“That is really possible and a sign for the strength of the squad.”