It has not been the smoothest ride for Danny Ings at Liverpool since his arrival from Burnley in 2015.
The striker has been blighted by injury woes, which have severely hampered his progress at Anfield.
Since moving to Merseyside two years ago, Ings has made just six appearances in the Premier League.
The Englishman did not have a chance to impress Jurgen Klopp when the German replaced Brendan Rodgers as manager in October 2015, as Ings suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during the coach’s first week at the club.
He made a brief return at the end of the season, but the injury problems came back last October when he picked up a knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for nine months.
The 25-year-old has been working his way towards full fitness by playing for the development squad, but during an Under-23s match at the weekend, the forward suffered a problem.
Ings was substituted 36 minutes into the game against Manchester City after feeling discomfort, but manager Neil Critchley claimed that he removed him as a precaution.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 10, 2017
After the news emerged, Liverpool fans tweeted their thoughts on the situation.
— Azad 👀 (@Klopp_for_kop) September 10, 2017
Goid to know the maestro is on his way back he's been missed
— Teresa Allen (@AllenTeresa66) September 10, 2017
1st Team? Nah fam i don't believe we need him yet. Needs to get fitter
— PACE (@nemesis_99kn9) September 10, 2017
Looking forward to his return to the senior team.
— El Zilcho (@aslamchoudhury) September 10, 2017
Now that's a surprise. 😉
— Aditya (@_ManeSalah_) September 10, 2017
Hes made out of glass.
— Uriel (@ieriko911) September 10, 2017
Any news is good news after yesterday huh
— Vasily Orlov (@redrussky) September 10, 2017
He looks like an ex-pro 🤔 still very good and can’t wait for him to be back!
— Kieran Wilson (@therealkieran_) September 10, 2017