Liverpool striker Danny Ings has dealt new manager Jurgen Klopp another serious injury blow and will miss the remainder of the season with a cruciate ligament injury, The Guardian reports.
The England striker twisted his knee during Klopp’s first training session with The Reds and The Guardian claims that scans have now shown that he has ruptured cruciate ligaments and will now be on the sidelines for the next six months at least.
Klopp had already been dealing with the news that young defender Joe Gomez will miss the rest of the campaign with the same injury, which he sustained whilst on international duty with the England under-21 side this week (via Guardian).
This means that Klopp will now have to kick start his tenure as Liverpool boss without two of the club’s summer signings.
Ings, 23, had already bagged himself three goals this season, and his form at Anfield saw him win his first call up into the senior England side for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania over the weekend. He made his debut against the latter, but the injury now means he could miss next summer’s tournament altogether.
The Guardian also reports that Liverpool will be without both Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino for this weekend’s game with Tottenham, though Klopp did confirm that they are both likely to return within the next week.