Danny Ings has had rotten luck with injuries since arriving at Liverpool, and has been making steps in his recovery from yet another long-term knee injury.
The former Burnley man has been building up his fitness with Liverpool’s Under-23 squad and has been featuring for the youngsters on a regular basis in recent times.
Ings started for the Reds’ reserve outfit today against Manchester City, and much to the concern of Liverpool fans, was taken off after just 35 minutes.
However, Liverpool Under-23’s manager Neil Critchley relieved worries of another setback for Ings, and discussed why he withdrew the 25-year-old from the action.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Critchley said:
He just felt something in the first couple of minutes. It was a bit of a tackle and he wasn’t quite right after that.
We’re not taking any chances with Danny and rightly so. There’s plenty of first team games to come and we just took him off as a precaution as much as anything and we’’ll see how he is later and tomorrow.
Although Ings did indeed pick up what looked to be a slight knock, it appears as though Critchley took caution with the injury-plagued forward to avoid any further damage.
The Reds defeated Manchester City’s youth side 1-0 on the day thanks to a goal from Yan Dhanda late on.