Report: Boost for Liverpool as Danny Ings may return from injury this season

The striker was thought to be out for the season but his injury is not as bad as first thought.

Liverpool have been handed a big boost as scans have shown Danny Ings injury isn’t as bad as first thought, reports the Mirror.

The forward was initially ruled out for nine months after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in training following the international break.

It was a big blow for him, as he looked set to miss out on a potential spot for Euro 2016, while it was an equal blow to new manager Jurgen Klopp who is already without strikers Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge because of injury.

However, the injury is not as bad as first thought and the other ligaments and muscles around the England striker’s knee appear to be undamaged, meaning his recovery time from the injury should be significantly reduced, according to the Mirror report.

He is now set to undergo surgery tomorrow and providing there are no complications revealed during that operation, he could be back before the end of the campaign.

While that will come as a positive for Klopp, it is likely he may look to sign another forward in January given he is currently relying on Daniel Sturridge maintaining his fitness for a sustained period.

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