Klopp says Liverpool will have fun with Danny Ings: Why these comments are encouraging

Klopp made similar comments about Divock Origi in October, and his progress ever since has been remarkable.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said they will have some fun with striker Danny Ings next season after the forward returned to training from an ACL injury.

Ings made a bright start to his career at Anfield following his move from Burnley - scoring three goals prior to Klopp's arrival - but he has been unable to make a single appearance under the German because of the injury he sustained in one of his first training sessions in October.

Klopp is quoted by the official Liverpool website, saying: "We have to see how he reacts to all our training sessions, but he's really in a good way. I think it's a really good situation because he will be 100% when we start for the pre-season, that's great.

"I'm pretty sure Ingsy sees it a little different because he'll think, 'If it is was one or two weeks longer this season, then I could have played for sure.'

"So that's how it is. Maybe it's not enough time for him, but next season, we'll have a lot of fun with him for sure."

He should take comfort from that last line, as it is similar to a comment Klopp made in October about Divock Origi - who towards the end of this season became one of the key members of Liverpool's squad. 

On Origi, Klopp said after his first game in charge, while Liverpool were in the midst of something of an injury crisis: "He is a very good player. Fast and a good technician, at this moment not full of experience in the game because he didn't play so often but we will have fun with this player, I'm sure."

The comments about Origi came when he was a little lighter in terms of his physique, and in the immediate games was struggling to lead the line but over the course of the season there have been many positive changes.

He has bulked up, his game has become intelligent and he makes things simple for himself. Origi has found the net 10 times this season and was in a rich vein of form - scoring five in as many games - before a horror tackle from Ramiro Funes Mori saw the Belgian sidelined possibly for the remainder of the campaign.

But if Ings can hit the ground running following his injury in pre-season, and at the start of the next campaign, then he should look at the improvement that has been made to Origi's game and feel he could make some significant progress under Klopp - and it is an exciting prospect for the Liverpool fans as well.

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