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Danny Ings set to miss the rest of the season with ACL injury

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Liverpool striker Danny Ings is set to miss the rest of the season after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament in training earlier today, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Ings joined the Reds from Burnley this summer on a free transfer - he began life at Anfield in fine style, scoring three goals from eight matches, including the opener in the 1-1 draw with city rivals Everton earlier this month.

The 22-year-old was called up by Roy Hodgson for England duty last week and made his Three Lions in the 3-0 away victory against Lithuania on Monday evening, replacing Harry Kane in the second half.

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After returning from international service yesterday, Ings has been dealt a huge blow and will be sidelined for the next six months, at least.

The ex-Bournemouth striker joined Joe Gomez, who suffered the same injury playing for England Under-21s against Kazakhstan earlier in the week, in the sick room.

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Ings was expected to play a big part in Jurgen Klopp's first match as Liverpool manager- Saturday's away trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

He's quickly become a fan favourite at the Merseyside outfit and has received a significant amount of praise for his work ethic. He would have fit into Klopp's 'gegenpressing' style perfectly.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss is already without Christian Benteke, who limped off during Liverpool's 1-1 draw against Norwich City, for the trip to White Hart Lane.

Roberto Firmino has too been deemed unfit to play against Tottenham, despite returning to full training at Melwood yesterday.

The German will be without two strikers at the weekend, which may pave the way for Divock Origi to be given a more significant role.

The Belgium international has had minimal opportunities at Anfield since arriving in the summer and has made just one Premier League appearance.

Daniel Sturridge will likely be key to Klopp for the next few weeks. Sturridge has not long returned from injury himself. He missed most of last term with a series of hip, thigh and calf problems.

He made his return in August's draw against Norwich and grabbed a brace in Liverpool's 3-2 victory against Aston Villa.

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