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Danny Ings delighted to overcome injury woes for Southampton

Southampton striker, Danny Ings, has spoken of his delight at finally getting over the spate of serious injuries that have held his career back.

After sealing a move to Liverpool, Ings struggled with a number of long-term injuries. Those injuries completely derailed his hopes of making the grade at Anfield.

Danny Ings is finally putting his Liverpool days behind him at Southampton.(Photo by Jon Bromley/ MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Despite getting a chance under Jurgen Klopp, the ship had, essentially, sailed and he was sold to Southampton.

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But after netting his 11th Premier League goal of the season yesterday, Ings couldn’t hide his happiness at being back playing football.

“It’s taken a hell of a long time to get back to the level of fitness when I’m at my best on the ball and scoring goals.

“But it was well worth the two or three years of hard work and graft that a lot of people probably didn’t see,” Ings said (Official Southampton website).

“It was a tough time in my life, but now I’m back I’m happy, scoring goals, helping the team and giving my all every day.”

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: Danny Ings of Southampton is tackled by Angelo Ogbonna of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and West Ham United at St Mary’s Stadium on December 14, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Ings broke through at Burnley, where he was a regular goalscorer. He got his move to Liverpool back in 2015.

However, as mentioned, he fell foul to a number of injuries. Those injuries, coupled with the form of the likes of Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino, meant it was always going to be uphill for Ings.

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It’s so nice to see an English striker getting the goals in the Premier League. Not least an English striker who’s been robbed of some years in his career.

Ings has always had something about him. Liverpool wouldn’t have signed him if he didn’t. He knows where the net is, works hard, and gets his goals. If Southampton are to stay up, then Ings is vital.

If he does pick up another injury, then it could be game over for Ralph Hassenhuttl’s men.

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