Liverpool handed another devastating season-ending injury blow

Liverpool striker Danny Ings has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering cruciate ligament damage during training on Wednesday, according to the Guardian.

The 23-year-old made his England debut against Lithuania on Friday after impressing for the Reds while standing in for the injured Christian Benteke, scoring two goals in three games.

But the former Burnley striker will now undergo surgery and then begin a gruelling period of rehabilitation for at least six months.

It proves to be a bitter blow for both Liverpool and England, with the Reds now stuck with just an unfit Daniel Sturridge and untested Divock Origi up front, while England boss Roy Hodgson may have to rethink his plans of using Ings in next summer’s European Championship’s in France.

It is the second ACL injury to hit the Liverpool squad this week, with fellow summer signing Joe Gomez suffering the same injury while turning out for England U21s.