One Liverpool striker has been talking about the importance of another.
The former Burnley star arrived at Anfield this summer along with a host of other players, and while he has only featured once so far this season – as a substitute against West Ham United – he should go on to have a big impact at the club.
Ings is only 23 and still has his best years ahead of him, and he has been speaking about the importance Sturridge could have on his career, along with the England international’s importance to the side after so long out injured.
“He’s a fantastic striker,” Ings told Liverpoolfc.com, “he scores many goals, he’s sharp, he works hard, so it will be great to have him back.
“He’s another player that I can learn from.”
Sturridge is three years Ings’ senior and he has scored 41 goals in 67 appearances for the Reds.
Recently he has been blighted by injury and is yet to feature this season after making just 18 appearances in all competitions in the previous campaign.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has moved to ease the pressure on Sturridge with the signings of Ings, Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino and it will be interesting to see who starts when everyone is fit and firing for the Reds.