Southampton striker Danny Ings continued his irresistible run-of-form last night after scoring yet again in the Saints’ 3-2 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur – and many Liverpool supporters have reacted on Twitter to showcase their delight at the Reds’ former hero.
Ings, 27, has an incredible 17 goals in 29 appearances this season under Ralph Hasshuttl. The former Liverpool forward is set to earn a deserved recall to the England national team with Ings emerging as a serious contender to lead the line at Euro 2020 following the injury to Harry Kane.
The Englishman is currently in the form of his life since making his loan deal with the Saints permanent in the summer. Ings made just 25 appearances during a three-year spell on Merseyside following an £8m [BBC Sport] move from Burnley in 2015. He scored just four goals in that time having suffered two career-threatening ACL injuries.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Ings revealed that former manager Jurgen Klopp attempted to keep him at the club back in 2018 and that he was indeed in the German manager’s plans for the 2018/19 season.
According to the Mail, an untold story at Liverpool is that Klopp actually wanted to offer Ings a contract extension before he moved to the Southampton with the striker held in high esteem by the FIFA Coach of the Year.
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‘The best way to say it is that they didn’t push me out of the door,’ said Ings, whose initial 12-month loan to Southampton became a £20m [BBC Sport] permanent deal on a deal that runs to June 2022.
Despite being eliminated from the FA Cup on Wednesday evening following defeat in the capital, many Liverpool supporters took to Twitter to express their joy in seeing Ings finally beginning to thrive following such a torrid time with injury.
One supporter even made an interesting point of claiming that Liverpool should have put a ‘buy-back clause’ in Ings’ contract after signing for the Saints in the summer window.
Ings has to start at the Euros
With Kanes injury there’s no real competition at striker
— RhysW_LFC (@RhysW_LFC) February 5, 2020
Ings what a beast.
— 7⃣ (@lfcTruelsen) February 5, 2020
Danny Ings. Chuffed to him in such fine form.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) February 5, 2020