Liverpool fans all made the same point about Danny Ings during Stoke game

You’ve got to respect Danny Ings.

The former Burnley forward has suffered an injury nightmare at Liverpool. He’s suffered two long term knee injuries during his spell on Merseyside, which has limited him to just 25 appearances for the club in three years.

But he has won the support of his teammates, including Georginio Wijnaldum, who expressed his admiration for the 25-year-old earlier this month.

“[He’s] a great spirit. I also sometimes say to him, ‘I don’t know how you do it’,” the Netherlands international said.

“You see what type of injuries he had and some things he had to do and now he’s fit but he [hadn’t been] playing. That makes it even more hard. First his injuries, then he’s not playing but he’s still full of confidence [and] doing his best on the training pitch.

“There’s something there that I’m like, ‘wow’! If you’re in that sort of position and you still can perform like that and give your all, [it’s] unbelievable. He’s a wonderful person.”

Danny Ings scored his first goal since his return from injury against West Brom last weekend, and he was rewarded with his second consecutive Premier League start against Stoke on Saturday afternoon.

But he did not have his greatest game.

Liverpool could only manage a 0-0 draw against the lowly Premier League side as they struggled massively in attack.

Ings is clearly trying his best to succeed at the club, and his energetic performances emphasise that point, but he lacks the quality needed to thrive at one of England’s best clubs.

And Liverpool fans are now convinced that Ings is not good enough and must be sold.

And many even made the point that Divock Origi, who is currently on loan at Wolfsburg, is a much better option than the English forward.

It’s sad, but it’s the truth.

It was a surprise when Liverpool decided to bring him in from Burnley in 2015, but injuries have curtailed his progress as a footballer.

With Klopp’s side now challenging for honours both domestically and in Europe, they need better alternatives up front in case their front three get injured.

Unfortunately, Ings is just not of the calibre required at a club that has aspirations of winning trophies.