Liverpool forward Danny Ings has told the BBC that he should be fine after picking up an ankle knock and going off during his side’s 1-1 draw with Merseyside rivals Everton.
The Reds’ summer signing from Burnley has broken in to the first-team in recent weeks following the injuries to Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino, impressing with his work rate and effort.
Against Everton, the atmosphere was always going to be intimidating for the likes of Ings playing in his first derby yet he rose to the occasion, nodding the visitors in-front just before half-time.
The former Burnley man was surprisingly Liverpool’s best attacking outlet, and the decision to remove him in the second period sparked plenty of debate and criticism from the away end.
However, speaking to the BBC after the game, Ings admits he was struggling with an ankle knock and is confident he should be OK once it has been reassessed by the medical staff.
"I struggled through the game. I just got my ankle caught in Phil Jagielka's legs when he made an excellent tackle. It will be assessed but should be fine,” he explained.
After barely featuring in the opening stages of the season, Ings has since become an important player for the Reds and with his speed, movement and work rate giving the side plenty of positives.
While there are doubts over his ability to be a top four player, his inclusion in the XI is affording Daniel Sturridge more space in the final third and a potential lively partnership is beginning to blossom.