Jurgen Klopp has sent a classy and heartfelt goodbye message to Danny Ings as he leaves Liverpool for a transfer to Southampton on deadline day.
The striker struggled with injuries in his time at Anfield and has now sealed a late move to Southampton on an initial season-long loan that is expected to become permanent, according to the Liverpool Echo.
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Ings clearly has the potential to be a fine player, and everyone will now hope he can get back to his best with the Saints after showing so much promise at Burnley earlier in his career, which ultimately earned him his big move to Liverpool in the first place.
Now faced with more competition up front in the form of big names like Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, it’s little surprise to see Ings has moved on this summer for more first-team football.
Still, it’s clear the 26-year-old remains highly thought of at Liverpool, with Klopp showing genuine emotion in his classy farewell message to the player.
Klopp on Ings: “So we say farewell to a friend, but for Danny I know the best chapters in his personal story are still to be written. He is as fit now as at any point of his career I would bet & he just requires the opportunity. Good luck Danny – we will miss you"
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 9, 2018
Reporter Simon Peach tweeted Klopp’s quotes, which read: ‘So we say farewell to a friend, but for Danny I know the best chapters of his personal story are still to be written.
‘He is as fit now as at any point of his career I would bet and he just requires the opportunity.
‘Good luck Danny – we will miss you.’