Liverpool have received a huge boost on the injury front as scans have shown that the injury suffered by striker Danny Ings is not bad as first thought, the Mirror explain.
The former Burnley striker was initially ruled out for nine months after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in training following the international break.
The injury has come as a demoralising blow for Ings as he looks set to miss out on the European Championships in 2016, while it is also a big blow for Liverpool’s new boss Jurgen Klopp who is also without Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge through injury.
Meanwhile, the injury is not bad as first perceived with the other muscles and ligaments around the striker’s knee appear to be unhurt – meaning his recovery time from the injury could be significantly reduced, as per the aforementioned source.
Ings, 24, is now set to undergo surgery tomorrow and should there be no complications confirmed during that operation, the England striker could return ahead of schedule.
Although it might have come as a huge news for Klopp, it is likely the German tactician could look to bring in another striker in January as he has to rely on his injury-prone strikers for now.