Liverpool media round-up: Injury updates on Sakho and Ibe, Ibe's aims, Ings on rehab

Mamadou Sakho

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool fans breathed something of sigh of relief after reports emerged about the extent of Mamadou Sakho's knee injury, with the Liverpool Echo among others reporting that he has not suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

However, the Frenchman is set for a spell on the sidelines - possibly around eight weeks - after the scan showed damage to the joint in his right knee. The full extent of how long they will be without Sakho is said to become clearer today when Sakho sees a consultant.

Another bit of injury news comes from Jordon Ibe, who also had a scan on his knee following the defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend, but the Echo's report says the 19-year-old has only suffered bruising and should be fit for the trip to Manchester City after the international break.

Ibe is hoping to be the kind of success story under Jurgen Klopp that Robert Lewndowski was at Borussia Dortmund, he's quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying. 

The young winger seems to have stepped up ever since the arrival of the German and thinks Klopp's track record of helping younger players could help him become one of the best in the business.

Ibe said: “Of course, those youngsters at Dortmund didn’t just become a little bit better either – some of them, like Robert Lewandowski, have become players who are operating at the highest level in the ­Champions League. Hopefully he can help me and some of the lads here do the same.

“I’m hoping my attributes – pace and strength and being able to go past people – will suit the way he wants to play and I can get some ­opportunities.”

One man who is on the sidelines at the moment is Danny Ings - who suffered an ACL injury before Klopp's first game in charge of the Reds, and he's quoted in the Liverpool Echo saying that the new manager doesn't have to worry about his commitment during his rehabilitation. 

Ings said: "Being here at Liverpool it is going to be important to make sure I'm eating right, sleeping right, taking my vitamins, doing my gym work, icing my knee and resting every day.

"Otherwise you are playing catch up. You have to be more dedicated when you are injured because there is more of a mountain to climb to reach the top."

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