Jurgen Klopp pays tribute to Danny Ings following striker’s move to Southampton

first_img🎥Hear from a delighted @IngsDanny after he completed an initial loan move back to his hometown club #SaintsFC: pic.twitter.com/0R7sWBIdgv— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 9, 2018His departure ends his three-year spell at Anfield which was hampered by two serious knee injuries as Ings could only manage 25 appearances and four goals in a Liverpool shirt.Ings actually sustained his first knee injury during Klopp’s first training session in charge of Liverpool in October 2015 and the German told Liverpoolfc.com that they would miss him.Klopp said: “He is such an outstanding boy. Honestly, if you could bottle character and spirit, his would sell worldwide – he is so incredibly positive and full of energy. But we won’t just miss his character because he is a footballer who has all the tools. impact Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Latest Football News ALTERED How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? possible standings possible xi Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more There appear to be no hard feelings between Klopp and Ings How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA center_img gameday Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener “What is clear is that in his time here he had zero luck really, certainly in my time. Before joining I tried to watch as many games on tape as I could from the season so far and Danny Ings stood out as someone I was really looking forward to coaching. 1 “So we say farewell to a friend, but for Danny I know the best chapters in his personal story are still to be written. He is as fit now as at any point of his career I would bet and he just requires the opportunity.“He has that opportunity and on behalf of his Liverpool family we say good luck Danny and we will miss you.”Ings could make his Southampton debut against former club Burnley on Sunday at 13:30. highlights “We all know his story and the bad luck he has had since then.“It’s why the other emotion is that of being pleased for Danny that he has such a good move and his future is now very bright.“When he said to us he thinks this is the window it might be best to look elsewhere, for the sake of his career and playing more regular football, it was clear early on that Southampton has great appeal to him personally.“It’s his home, his family is there, it’s his boyhood club. They have a great manager and I think the supporters and him will feed off each other’s passion and energy. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp paid tribute to Danny Ings after the striker completed his deadline day move to Southampton.Ings, 26, joins Saints on a season-long loan before the transfer is made permanent on July 1, 2019. smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more