When a new manager comes to a club, it is an open invitation for players to be given a fresh breath of life and a chance for those on the fringes to prove they are good enough for the starting XI.
At Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp’s arrival has sparked excitement for two main reasons given his extraordinary track record of success with Borussia Dortmund.
The German is a renowned man manager and as such he is expected to get the best from the current Reds squad, meanwhile his reputation in the European game is believed to be a real bonus in helping Liverpool attract quality additions.
However, for a host of the current squad, it appears that the dismissal of Brendan Rodgers could well mark the end of the line for their careers on Merseyside.
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There is no doubting that some of the Liverpool squad, such as Joe Allen, Kolo Toure and Lazar Markovic, were players that the Northern Irishman rated and wanted to sign.
However, with Klopp’s arrival their time could well be up.
One of the most unlucky players in the Liverpool ranks is Danny Ings, who could well find chances to play for the club again in the future fleeting.
The former Burnley forward is another of the current contingent that was clearly brought to Anfield with Rodgers’ backing, but now finds himself in no man’s land after the manager’s exit.
Tellingly, Ings was starting to get a chance in the Reds’ first team due to continued injuries to others, with the likes of Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge struggling for availability.
Although the Englishman was used in both a wide role and in his preferred centre forward position by Rodgers before he left, Ings had started to prove himself as good enough to feature for the historic club.
The striker’s first taste of a Merseyside derby was a bittersweet affair, with the attacker scoring for Liverpool at Goodison Park before things started to go wrong.
A serious injury has now threatened to keep the former Burnley man out of action for the remainder of the season, while Rodgers, the man who believed in him and brought him to Anfield, was sacked after the 1-1 draw with Everton.
While others have had the chance to prove themselves to Klopp in training and on the pitch, Ings will become something of a forgotten man.
By the time he is ready to return to the fold, the German trainer will surely have already completely assessed his squad, making a shortlist of players that he can count on and others that he does not rate.
Klopp will have ambitions of strengthening his contingent both in January and specifically next summer, with a host of new players expected to be headhunted by the talismanic trainer.
As such, Ings may well find his time on Anfield bittersweet, with terrible luck in getting injured and a chance in manager making his task to establish himself all the more difficult.