Report: Major Liverpool boost as Danny Ings could return to training

The striker has been missing since October with a cruciate ligament injury.

Liverpool have been handed a major boost by the news that striker Danny Ings could return to full training in the next two weeks, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The striker has been absent since October after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament, a major disappointment for the 23-year-old, who arrived from Burnley last summer.

He was expected to miss the majority of the season as a result, with major doubts over whether he would feature again before the end of the campaign.

However, his total commitment to his rehabilitation programme has seen him return to fitness much sooner than anticipated and move ahead in his schedule.

That could see him make his comeback before the end of the season, with the Liverpool Echo reporting he is set to return to full training inside the next fortnight.

His return would be a timely one for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have seen their attacking options depleted this week.

They lost youngster Divock Origi to ankle ligament damage after a challenge by Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori saw him stretchered off in the Merseyside derby.

That has left them with just Daniel Sturridge to choose from, who the Reds are unwilling to risk given his injury problems in the past.

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