Liverpool's Danny Ings comments on his desire to impress and to succeed

Liverpool's Danny Ings

Ings was absent for much of last season because of an ACL injury.

Liverpool's Danny Ings

Liverpool forward Danny Ings seems intent on impressing during pre-season after spending much of the last campaign on the sidelines with an ACL injury.

Ings made his comeback on the final day of the Premier League season in a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion in what was his first appearance under manager Jurgen Klopp. Ings sustained his injury in his first training session under the German.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Danny Ings during training

Prior to his arrival he had impressed many following a switch from Burnley and found the net on three occasions - including in his first Merseyside derby. 

The forward showed plenty of desire during his time on the field in his first season with the club, with many praising him for his work rate - something which it seems he will carry into pre-season and the start of next season.

Ings told "I want to give everything I've got, I want to impress, I want to do whatever I can to help the team. I want to win trophies and I want to be part of a successful club. I know that in order for that to happen, us players have to make it happen. I know pre-season is about fitness and not going all out, but I don't know how to relax when it comes to football.

"Even in my first few full sessions back after rehab I was running around like a kid chasing every pass, closing down and being desperate to score goals in training. I think it's just from passion and desire and I don't think that will change."

Liverpool's Danny Ings and Adam Lallana during training

Liverpool will be hoping the actions that follow will be similar to be his words - and there is no reason to think not. Ings will be reintroduced to a squad that missed out in two cup finals last season, and there are questions over whether the players at the club can handle the big occasion - something they should want to answer emphatically when the opportunity next presents itself. 

Klopp will no doubt want to work on a few things with Ings - who he said the Reds are going to have 'fun' with in terms of how he wants him to press. The ex-Burnley man may be behind Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi in the pecking order but his work ethic alone is an indication that he could find a way to get into the team, as well as his goal threat. 

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