Danny Ings explains why he cut his summer break short to start Liverpool training early

Ings is one of six signings made by the Reds this summer, and was entitled to more time off after international duty.

One of Liverpool's summer signings, Danny Ingshas explained to the official club website why he cut short his holiday in order to join up with his new teammates at Melwood for pre-season training. 

Ings is one of six signings made by the Reds so far this summer, having joined from Burnley after his contract expired at Turf Moor, and was entitled to extra time off after being part of the England side during their European under-21 Championship, but the 22-year-old seems to want to hit the ground running. 

He said on the official club website: "I thought it was really important that I got in, met all the lads, met all the staff and settled in, because if you meet them after the tour, you haven't got that pre-season when you are gelling with the team and with the staff.

"For me, it was important that I got in early, got to meet everyone, got all of the fitness stuff sorted and get my head down and work hard from now. I was just so excited to get in and get started.

"I don't think I have ever been as excited in my career, to be fair. It has been a tough journey to get to this stage, coming from the Conference South to in four years be sat in front of you guys."

Ings scored 11 goals for the lowest scoring side in the Premier League last season - which means he managed to find the net on a more regular basis than Liverpool's forward options from 2014/15.

The forward's early arrival for training at least demonstrates an element of hunger and work ethic that has led Brendan Rodgers to sign the player.

It's unlikely that he will be the first choice forward but he is definitely going to get his fair share of opportunities this summer, and this kind of attitude will do him no harm at all. But as well as work ethic, he is going to have show that he has what it takes to cut it at Liverpool when he starts to find his feet. A couple of goals on the pre-season tour and early on in the Premier League campaign will be exactly what he's looking for. 

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch