Danny Ings’ prosmise-filled first season at Liverpool looks like it’s over.
Ings ruptured the ACL in one of his knees during a Liverpool practice session on Wednesday, according to The Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce and The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor. Ings reportedly underwent an MRI, which revealed the serious injury that likely will sideline the Liverpool striker for six to nine months, potentially ruling him out for the rest of the 2015-16 season.
Ings, 23, scored three goals in Liverpool’s last five games after forcing his way into the starting lineup under previous manager Brendan Rodgers. He was on the verge of becoming a cult favorite among fans following his summer switch from Burnley.
Ings’ good form in September earned him his first call-up to England’s national team, and he debuted for the Roy Hodgson’s team Monday in its 3-0 win over Lithuania. Ings was in contention to be a key player for Liverpool this season and make England’s squad for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, but neither scenario will come to fruition.
Newly installed manager Jurgen Klopp now will be without the services of two young English talents in his maiden campaign at Anfield. Joe Gomez, 18, suffered an ACL injury while on duty with Englands’ U-21 national team. Gomez too will miss the bulk of the remainder of the season — if not all of it.
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