Danny Ings explains what he learnt about Klopp's style during injury absence

Liverpool's Danny Ings

The Liverpool striker has been out injured since Jurgen Klopp took charge in October last year.

Liverpool's Danny Ings

Speaking to Goal, Liverpool striker Danny Ings has highlighted what he learnt about manager Jurgen Klopp’s style during his injury absence.

The striker missed nearly all of this past season, having torn his anterior cruciate ligament all the way back in October.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

That injury came in Klopp’s first training session at Liverpool, meaning the striker has missed the opportunity to work under the German so far.

Instead, he has had to watch from the stands as his team have made it to the Capital One Cup final and the Europa League final in the former Borussia Dortmund boss’s first season at the club.

Rather than just spending that time as a fan though, he insists he has been learning all about Klopp’s style of football from the stands.

"I paid attention to the counter-pressing, which suits my game so much, and how and when to use it," he told Goal.

"I saw how much work happens off the ball, the compact defending so you don't allow the opposition to break, and the movement required from the strikers.”

Christian Benteke scores the first goal for Liverpool

It will now be interesting to see what role Ings has to play in Klopp’s team next season.

The Reds currently have Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Christian Benteke at their disposal, but the latter looks extremely likely to leave.

Ings would be behind both Sturridge and Origi in the pecking order but his all action style could see him become a big hit under Klopp.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Danny Ings during training

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