Liverpool continued their remarkable run in their quest for a first league title in 30 years following their 4-0 victory against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday – and Andy Roberton paid tribute to one of the Reds’ former heroes.
Jurgen Klopp’s 24th league victory of the season also saw former Liverpool striker Danny Ings make his long-awaited return to the club following his £20m [BBC Sport] move to Southampton last summer.
Ings, 27, is currently in the form of his life under manager Ralph Hassnhuttl this season. The Englishman has racked up 16 goals in 28 appearances since making his initial loan-deal with the Saints a permanent move.
The former Burnley star received a glowing welcome from the Anfield faithful following his first appearance at the home of the European champions since May 2018.
Ings was a threat from start-to-finish for the impressive visitors who seriously threatened to put Liverpool on the brink before the Reds turned up the heat in the second half.
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The PL hot-shot may have even had a case for a penalty after Ings collided inside the box with midfielder Fabinho but referee Kevin Friend deemed it not a penalty.
After the match, Andy Robertson showcased his delight of reuniting with his former teammate after the Scotland international took to Twitter to share the moment the two players came together at Anfield for the first time in two years:
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) February 1, 2020
Ings made 25 appearances for Liverpool during a three-year spell at the club that was largely hindered due to two long-term ACL injuries – he managed four goals for the Reds.
Robertson and Ings were teammates for the 2017/18 season after the Ballon d’Or nominee joined Liverpool from Hull City in 2017. The two players were roommates on several European away trips as the Reds made their way to the Champions League final in Kyiv that season.
Liverpool have now claimed 100 points from a possible 102 since March to open up a 22-point lead at the top of the league summit – Such a margin is the biggest lead any team have ever had at the end of a day in English top-flight history.