Liverpool's Danny Ings explains how he is trying to adapt to Jurgen Klopp's style

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Danny Ings during training

Ings will be hoping to put his injury-hit season behind him this term.

Liverpool's Danny Ings scores their first goal

Liverpool forward Danny Ings has been explaining the kind of things that he needs to do to adapt to manager Jurgen Klopp's style of player. 

Ings has been making his comeback from an ACL injury he suffered last season. He made one appearance on the final day of the last Premier League campaign and has been using this pre-season to ensure he has a role to play for the Reds next season. So far he has found the net in two of Liverpool's four fixtures. 

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Danny Ings during training

The ex-Burnley forward has been explaining the intricacies of how a forward has to play in a Klopp side, and is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “The way this manager plays, it is very tactical. It’s not about running into things at 100mph.

“It’s important that you run sensibly and get into the right positions. I have not trained much with him, but I’m learning every day.

“I am thinking 'where do I need to be next?' when I am training, 'who should I link up with? Who do I have to run in behind?'

“These things will all come together the more I train every day. There is rustiness and it will take time.”

Liverpool's Danny Ings looks dejected

Klopp seems to have a reputation of his players doing a lot of running and playing a high tempo game, and the nuances of the way his side plays and what he wants his players to do perhaps get overlooked somewhat. 

Although it may sound cliched, Ings is probably coming into this pre-season as if he was a new signing. He is working under a different manager from his last sustained spell in the side, and there are different players and different instructions to follow.

As a result he may have to alter his playing style a little and strike up new relationships with certain individuals. It is hard to say what role he will play for the Reds next season as there is so much competition for places but he could have a fight on his hands as he competes with Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino for a place up front. 

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

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