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Liverpool striker, Danny Ings , out for 9 months due to knee injury

Liverpool striker, Danny Ings , out for 9 months due to knee injury

Liverpool striker Danny Ings face a lengthy nine months out due to a knee injury that requires surgery.

The 24-year-old sustained the injury to his right knee during last week's EFL Cup fourth-round win over Tottenham.

It is not the same knee in which he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in October 2015 that side lined him for seven months.

"To say we are gutted would be an under­sta­tement," said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

"He is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this.

"It is typical of Danny's personality, on and off the pitch, that he picked up this injury to his knee when courageously trying to win the ball back for his team by making a tackle.

"But it is this same personality that means he will come back as good and as strong from this latest setback as he has done in the past.

"He is mentally strong, physically strong and will have the very best treatment and rehab possible to make sure when he returns he is ready to play for us at the level we know he is capable of."

England international Ings will undergo his operation in London on Tuesday.

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