Danny Ings is happy Jurgen Klopp decided to keep him in January.
The Englishman hasn’t started a game this season for Liverpool, with many fan assuming he’d be sent on loan last month in order to get some regular minutes.
However, Liverpool decided to loan Daniel Sturridge instead and keep hold of the 25-year-old.
With Divock Origi also out on loan, Ings is effectively Liverpool’s second choice striker behind Roberto Firmino now, so will definitely find himself 0n the pitch before the end of the season.
We cannot wait for his first goal since 2015…
He told the ECHO: “It’s been a massive relief for me, I’ve been working so hard to get into the shape I’m in now and being back among the lads.
“Now I’m getting minutes on the pitch and being part of it, it’s a huge moment for me and I’m just looking forward to the future.
“As a striker I’d be a lot more worried if I was wasn’t getting in those positions. The time I’d had on the pitch has been as a sub so you’re trying to maximise that time and get as many chances as you can.
“I can almost sense and feel it’s coming and the more minutes I get the better I’m going to feel and I’m sure I’m going to get that goal again. Confidence isn’t an issue for me, the most pressure was getting back fit.
“Once I’m on the pitch and I’ve got players like Ben and everybody else around me I know there’s going to be chances in those games and it’s down to me to start taking them so I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“I just left it up to the manager. I just got my head down and was training hard ever day, doing my best. Everybody knows I wanted to be here, trying to give myself the best chance of being here.
“It was a great moment when I heard the manager say that, it gives me confidence going into the next few weeks.”
Firmino will start every game when fit, but if he gets injured or needs a rest, Ings might get the nod.
He’s hard working, feisty and a terrific finisher. No player deserves success more than the unlucky forward – and we hope he can achieve it in red.