Liverpool striker Danny Ings out for the season


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Liverpool striker Danny Ings has been ruled out for the rest of the 2016-17 campaign after sustaining an injury to his right knee in the EFL Cup clash with Tottenham.

The former Burnley man has been hounded by injury issues since joining the Reds in June 2015 and has featured just six times for the Anfield outfit, who are priced at 4.50 to win the Premier League.

The 24-year-old was handed a rare opportunity to get some game time as he came off the bench last week in the fourth-round tie with Spurs.

However, he picked up an injury to his right knee and will now need to undergo surgery to correct the problem.

Ings had previously been on the sidelines for seven months due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury but this latest issue is on his other knee.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted that it was a huge blow but feels the striker is resilient enough to come back fighting for a place next season.

Klopp said: “To say we are gutted would be an understatement. “He is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this.

“It is typical of Danny’s personality, on and off the pitch, that he picked up this injury to his knee when courageously trying to win the ball back for his team by making a tackle.

“But it is this same personality that means he will come back as good and as strong from this latest setback as he has done in the past.

“He is mentally strong, physically strong and will have the very best treatment and rehab possible to make sure when he returns he is ready to play for us at the level we know he is capable of.”

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