Liverpool star Danny Ings has revealed his shock after he was called up by England manager Roy Hodgson for the upcoming European qualifiers, Express reports.
The 23-year-old started the campaign behind summer signing Christian Benteke and was struggling to hold down a regular role.
However, with Benteke out with an injury, Ings made an immediate impact when he was asked to lead the lines, eventually earning himself a chance to make his international debut.
The forward revealed that he was planning to visit his family back home during the international break, but was shocked when he received the message from the English FA.
“I didn’t expect the call up whatsoever and that was the best part about it,” said Ings.
“I was planning on visiting family back home, but this is another massive moment in my career and another marginal gain.
“Things like this give me great confidence moving forward. It is something I am going to build on, go there and enjoy it with top, top players.”
He caught the eye of a number of Premier League clubs during the summer after impressing with former side Burnley last term, scoring a total of 11 goals from 35 appearances.
The Reds are currently undergoing a tough period given the recent sacking of manager Brendan Rodgers, with former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp heavily tipped for the role.
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