Martin Skrtel has praised the work ethic of Liverpool summer signing Danny Ings, claiming the England Under-21 international never stops running or moving - whether he's playing a competitive match, or simply training with his teammates.
Skrtel insists that Ings, who joined the Reds on a free transfer after leaving relegated Burnley in the summer, made a big impression on him last season after they went head-to-head in the Premier League.
And the Slovakia international's opinion of the 23-year-old striker has only improved further after playing and training alongside the indefatigable forward.
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“I know he didn’t score (against Liverpool last season) but facing him was tough, really tough,” Skrtel was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo. “I remember how he never stopped running and moving.
“If you switched off for even a second he was gone and he’s been the same in training here. I’m glad he’s with us now.
“The amount of work he puts in every day is huge and I’m hoping he can score lots of goals this season.”
Change in management could harm Ings
Ings has scored two goals in his previous three appearances for Liverpool - against Norwich City and Carlisle United in the Premier League and Capital One Cup, respectively - and played the full 90 minutes in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.
Last season he scored 11 Premier League goals for Burnley - and there should be no excuses, provided Brendan Rodgers continues to play him, if the striker fails to surpass that tally this season.
However, Ings will be hoping that Liverpool's owners stick by the under-fire Rodgers, who brought him to Anfield in the first place.
A change in management could plunge his Liverpool future into doubt, given his relative lack of stature when compared to the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino.
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