Jordan Henderson says he and his teammates are thankful that they won’t have to come up against Danny Ings when Southampton visit Anfield later today.
The Reds have made a phenomenal start to the season, with six wins from six in all comps and sit second in the Premier League table on goal difference.
Their sixth game in the league is against Southampton and Danny Ings will be absent as his initial loan move prohibits him from playing against the Reds and this will come as a relief as he is in fine form.
Having scored three goals already for the Saints, the striker would have posed a threat to Liverpool, and Jordan Henderson is glad to not have to come up against his former teammate.
“There’s no hiding the fact that we’re delighted Danny can’t play against us today at Anfield because for the first season of his move he’s on loan,” Henderson said.
“I don’t mean that with any negativity – we’re delighted because we know his class better than most.
“When people in the game talk about Danny it’s always with positivity, but it’s quite often focused on what a great person he is and how fantastic his attitude is. Both of those things are correct – he is someone you fall in love with when you spend time with him and his courage and spirit is contagious.
“But people should not ignore his ability and talent. He is technically superb and extremely clever.
“Danny’s Liverpool story didn’t materialise as he ultimately would have hoped, but when he told us he was going to leave during the summer window and join Southampton it was always going to be a case of starting a new story and kicking on.
“Like everyone in our dressing room I was chuffed Danny got the move he wanted.”