Liverpool: Devastating Ings blow; Dortmund sensation hints at move; Klopp nominated for award
In a devastating blow, forward Danny Ings is set to miss the next nine months and the rest of the season, only a week after making his first appearance of the season for the reds having missed eight months of last season with a serious knee injury very similar to that which he now has, only in the other knee. Jurgen Klopp said:
“To say we are gutted would be an understatement. He is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this… He will come back as good and as strong from this latest setback as he has done in the past. He is mentally strong, physically strong and will have the very best treatment and rehab possible to make sure when he returns he is ready to play for us at the level we know he is capable of.”
Now the former Burnley and Bournemouth striker will face surgery ahead of a lengthy rehabilitation programme which will eventually see him back in the first team frame around the start of next season.
Borussia Dortmund’s 18-year-old American sensation Christian Pulisic, who was subject to a reported £11 million bid from the Reds in the summer, has opened the door to another bid from the club after he revealed his love for English football after he spent a year in the country as a youngster, saying:
There were so many players that just showed so much skill and confidence in their games. I just loved the English style. I thought [before] it was just for fun. I just started to love it so much and I said: ‘Wow. I’m pretty good! I think I can do something with this game’.
Pulisic is very highly rated by coaches at Dortmund with the club determined not to part ways with their prospect, but he would certainly fit in well at Liverpool in one of the wide positions of Klopp’s attacking front three.
Jurgen Klopp has also been busy having been nominated for the FIFA Coach of the Year award. After taking over at Anfield in October 2015, the German turned the team around and led the Redmen to two cup finals in the League Cup and the Europa League though they were eventually defeated in both.
It marks a positive start to his time at the club, with a superb start to this season an extension of his good start last season, with Premier League form finally beginning to improve this campaign after two disappointing league campaigns under Klopp and Brendan Rodgers.
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