‘I’m as sharp as ever!’ Liverpool striker Ings raring to goafter injury comeback

first_img Danny Ings is raring to go after his injury comeback Liverpool striker Danny Ings believes he is in the best shape of his career as he prepares to re-launch his Liverpool career following an eight-month injury lay-off.The 24-year-old had just scored three goals in five matches, including one in the Merseyside derby at Everton, to earn his first England cap when his season was cut agonisingly short by a knee injury.He suffered ligament damage in his first training session under new manager Jurgen Klopp in October, and had surgery on the problem shortly after.But Ings worked hard throughout his rehabilitation and surprised many to make a quicker-than-expected return to play in Liverpool’s final league match of the season at West Brom.And, after just nine appearances since joining on a free transfer from Burnley last summer, Ings is keen to make up for lost time.“In the pre-season games so far this summer, I feel I’ve looked as sharp as I’ve ever looked in the last couple [of matches],” Ings, who has scored twice in pre-season, wrote in a blog from the club’s tour of the United States.“I am a lot more confident now and have taken a couple of whacks on my knee, which is also good for me.“I feel like I am back to myself now, enjoying my football. I feel I’ve put the dark days behind me now.“There will be loads of hard work to do while we’re on tour and when we’re getting on that plane back to Liverpool next month I want to be in the best shape possible after it all.“I feel with the heat out here, the amount of sessions and the work that will be on for us there is every ingredient to help me do that.“I also want to be tactically more aware of what the manager wants from me because with the year out, I didn’t have as much time to work with him whereas other players have.“For me this tour is all about learning as much as I can, getting as fit as I can and trying to prove myself every day.” 1last_img

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