Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted that striker Danny Ings remains part of his plans despite the player getting very little playing time under his management.
Even though he was signed from Burnley on a free transfer, Liverpool were then forced to pay a substantial transfer fee as training compensation since the player was under 23 years of age when he made the move to Anfield.Ings was seen as a replacement for Daniel Sturridge once he gets experience. Liverpool signed him on the back of one good season in the Premier League and it was recently rumoured that they were starting to regret the decision.
Even Daniel Sturridge fails to get game time came under Jurgen Klopp and the German manager has made it clear that he does not want to have a regular centre forward in his lineup. Roberto Firmino has been the forward choice at the start of this campaign. The Brazilian is not a regular number nine and this has allowed Liverpool to play a system that was so successful for Spanish football during the World Cup 2010 campaign. Results have been mixed at the start of the campaign and there have been reports that clubs like Sunderland were looking to captureIngs at least on a loan deal before the end of the campaign.
“We’re counting on Ingsy. He is a fantastic boy.He was injured since October last year and he needed time. Now he’s getting better and better.He knows himself that in the first two or three weeks of pre-season even though he scored in the games it was too intense for him. We had to rest him a few times. It wasn’t a real reaction of the knee but it was about feeling comfortable,” said Klopp, as he plans to reintroduce Ings through the EFL Cup.