Gomez and Ings will be like new Liverpool signings, says James Milner

The duo are currently on the long-term injury list at Anfield.

The return of Joe Gomez and Danny Ings to Liverpool’s squad will be like having new signings, James Milner has told the club’s official website.

The duo is currently long-term injury absentees, with both picking up cruciate injuries back in October.

They brought a disappointing end to what had been a strong start by both players to their first season at Anfield.

And reflecting on those injuries, Milner says there’s no knowing the impact that they could have had on the campaign and next season they will be like new players for the Reds.

“Some people forget about them when they don’t see them but we see them working so hard every day and the hours they’re putting in,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“They both started the season really well and as new signings at a new club it’s not easy, so who knows what sort of impact they could’ve had this season?”

“I’m sure they’ll have a massive impact for us next year and it’ll be like having two new signings again.”

Whether the duo are handed a chance when they are fully fit next season remains to be seen though, with this summer likely to be a busy one for Jurgen Klopp.

His side is lacking in several areas this season, with many anticipating him spending big in the transfer window to mould the squad he inherited in his own image.

If that is the case, Gomez and Ings may find themselves far down the pecking order upon their return to the first tem picture.v

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