Liverpool signed Danny Ings from Burnley at the start of last season and the striker made a very promising start to life at Anfield, winning the fans over with a number of committed displays.
Unfortunately though, Ings would have his season cut short after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in training back in October and the setback would keep him out of action for around eight months.
The 23-year-old did make a return to action in time for the final game of last season, the 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns, and upon his return he expressed his gratitude towards the Reds’ faithful for their support during his time out with injury.
He had told Liverpool’s official website after the game against West Brom, “It's hard to put into words how much this afternoon meant to me, but it's important to say thank you to the people who made it so special and made it happen.
“The supporters were unreal, absolutely out of this world. 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.”
Following such a difficult campaign, Ings will undoubtedly be raring to go ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign and the striker returned back to pre-season training with the Reds on Saturday.
Ings was happy to link up with his teammates and posted the following message on social media website Twitter to keep the fans updated regarding his fitness.
First day back with the lads ❤️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/vprekN5Lmq— Danny Ings (@IngsDanny) July 2, 2016
The Liverpool supporters were certainly delighted to see Ings in training and replied to the striker in complimentary fashion.
@IngsDanny well in Danny lad. Great to have you back— Hodge (@paulleigh1966) July 3, 2016
@IngsDanny we have missed you Danny welcome back !— Lollapalooza (@Liverkloop) July 3, 2016
@IngsDanny welcome back we miss you bro— Liverpool (@hajri1979) July 3, 2016
@IngsDanny Good luck lad! Hit the ground running!— Iceman2762 (@kusanvinvin) July 3, 2016