Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hails 'inspiration' Danny Ings

The Liverpool striker has been out injured since October.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed striker Danny Ings, saying his desire to get fit has been an inspiration, in comments to the club’s official website.

The 23-year-old was a summer signing from Burnley and initially impressed under former manager Brendan Rodgers, earning an England call up.

He has been missing since October though as he picked up a cruciate knee ligament injury that brought his season to an end.

The forward is back in training now however, and Klopp has hailed his striker as an inspiration for the effort he has put into getting back to full fitness.

“Another big boost for all of us has been the return to full training of Danny Ings," he told

“But the way Danny has attacked his rehab and the hunger he has shown to be back with the team is something I can only describe as an inspiration.”

“His attitude and character around the building during this time has impressed me more than I can express.”

Ings will now be hoping he gets his chance to impress Klopp next season after missing the chance to do so since his arrival at the club.

His manager’s recent comments certainly suggest the striker has caught the German’s eye with his work rate and effort to get back to fitness.

Indeed, a high work rate is something Klopp values very highly and that fact alone may see him become more of a regular in future than many may have anticipated.

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