Danny Ings got on the score sheet on his return to football when he played 45 minutes for the Reds’ U23 side against Swansea City on Friday night. 

Injury-plagued striker Danny Ings was back on the field and back on the score sheet last night as he made his return from a second debilitating knee injury in as many years.

The Englishman was given a 45 minute run out for Liverpool’s U23s in their season opener against Swansea City and the 25-year old was on the score sheet within the opening ten minutes.

While he was pulled at half time, the contest provided him with valuable on field minutes as he bids to convince manager Jürgen Klopp of his potential to really break into the club’s first-team.

The former Burnley striker suffered a crushing blow the week of Klopp’s arrival at the club back in 2015 when he was ruled out for nine months with an ACL tear and despite returning for the final Premier League game of that season, it wasn’t long before he was back in a moon boot.

The striker appeared just twice for the Reds first team last campaign before injuring himself in the Capital One Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur, ruling him out for the entirety of the campaign.

Credit to Ings, however, who has responded with a real show of hard work, pushing himself back to full fitness for the second time in twelve months and while he’ll likely remain in the U23s for the next few months as he seeks to build on his current base, he could be a useful weapon for Klopp in domestic cup fixtures later in the campaign.

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