Danny Ings will reportedly leave Liverpool this summer as he attempts to revive his career away from Anfield.
Ings, 25, has endured an injury-hit spell on Merseyside, sidelined with two long-term knee injuries since joining the club from Burnley in 2015 which have limited him to just 14 Premier League appearances across three seasons.
The striker has two years remaining on his contract but according to BBC Sport, he will be allowed to leave ahead of the 2017-18 season with Liverpool prepared to settle for a nominal fee.
Ings’ chances of resurrecting his career under Klopp were destined to remain slim once the triumvirate of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino clicked into devastating gear last season.
Dominic Solanke, signed from Chelsea last summer, was Klopp’s preferred choice to deputise in attack but the 20-year-old will be challenged for that role in pre-season with Divock Origi returning to the club. Origi, signed in the wake of his bright 2014 World Cup campaign with Belgium, spent last term on loan at Wolfsburg where he scored just six Bundesliga goals in a season where he was seemingly beset by frequent managerial changeover.
But according to the Liverpool Echo, Klopp will give the forward the chance to breathe life into his own career on Merseyside. Origi will return to the club’s training facilities at Melwood next Monday where he will have the opportunity to impress his manager ahead of the 2018-19 season – with Firmino’s return to be delayed due to his World Cup commitments.
Prior to his move to Germany, Origi registered a respectable return from the 2016-17 campaign; seven goals from just 14 Premier League starts with another four in cup competitions. Liverpool will have made significant additions to their midfield by the time the new season starts with Fabinho and Naby Keita arriving at the club next month with the club likely to reignite their interest in Nabil Fekir, whose move to Anfield fell through in June.