Liverpool forward Danny Ings is set to miss the rest of the season after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury, the club have confirmed.
Ings suffered the setback during his first training session under new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Wednesday, having made his senior England debut as a substitute in Monday’s 3-0 win over Lithuania.
The news provides another early blow to Klopp as it follows defender Joe Gomez being struck down with a similar injury while playing for England Under-21s against Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
Ings has scored three times since joining Liverpool from Burnley during the close season and the 23-year-old’s impressive form at Anfield opened up the possibility of playing for his country at Euro 2016 – hopes that now appear to lie in tatters.
He joins Christian Benteke (hamstring) on the sidelines, leaving Daniel Sturridge to lead the line during Klopp’s first game in charge at Tottenham on Saturday, despite having only recently ended his own injury ordeal.
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