Simon Mignolet comments on what Danny Ings brings to the Liverpool side

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Danny Ings made an immediate impact after being introduced from the bench against Norwich City.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has, in the Liverpool Echo, hailed the impact Danny Ings made during the Reds' 1-1 draw with Norwich City.

Within three minutes of replacing Christian Benteke at half time, Ings opened the scoring and his Anfield account in front of the Kop to give the Reds an early second half lead, before a Russell Martin strike cancelled it out. 

Ings looked pretty throughout his display. Not only did he look threatening aside from his goal, but he hassled defenders and chased every ball down as the Reds pursued what would have been a big victory had they been able to see things out. 

Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo: “Danny Ings came on and did well. That goal will do his confidence good. Danny put in a real shift for the team - he doesn’t save his sweat.

“He helps us not only in attack but also how he presses the opponents as well. He doesn’t give defenders time to settle, he puts them under pressure and he’s a good finisher as well.

“It’s frustrating because we wanted to get the three points at home and I think we had enough chances to do that."

Judging by what Ings has shown so far, he looks to be one of the shrewder pieces of business carried out by Liverpool over the summer - as he seemed to link well with his teammates, looked a constant threat and has certainly done his chances of starting some of the upcoming games no harm at all. If Christian Benteke's hamstring injury keeps him sidelined, then Ings is nailed on to start.

One thing that was noticeable at Anfield on Sunday was the way the fans responded to his performance. Ings worked very hard and regardless of talent, hard work can win you a lot of praise and affection from those that follow the team. Dirk Kuyt was a classic example of that, and if Ings can develop the habit of netting crucial goals like the Dutchman did, then he's on to a winner.

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