Liverpool forward Danny Ings has admitted on the club’s official website that he did not expect the fans to sing his name on Sunday.
The 23-year-old made his long-awaited return from injury against West Bromwich Albion away from home on Sunday.
The England international, who joined Liverpool from Burnley in the summer of 2015, did not start the Premier League game at The Hawthorns, but he came on as a substitute in the 64th minute.
It was Ings’s first competitive appearance since October since rupturing a cruciate ligament, and he has thanked the travelling Liverpool fans for singing his name during the match.
The former Bournemouth forward has admitted that he did not expect the Merseyside club’s fans to welcome him back to action in such a gracious manner.
"The supporters were unreal, absolutely out of this world,” Ings told Liverpool’s official website. “I didn't expect them to sing my name after I've been out for that long, but it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and made me realise just why this place is what it is.”
During his time on the pitch at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon, Ings did not take a single shot, had a pass accuracy of 100%, put in one cross, attempted one dribble, and made one clearance and one block.