Klopp reacts to the latest injury nightmare for Danny Ings
Liverpool have announced that striker Danny Ings will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury.
Ings is to undergo surgery in London on Tuesday after suffering knee cartilage damage in last week's 2-1 EFL Cup victory over Tottenham at Anfield, and is facing seven to nine months out of action.
The problem is with the 24-year-old's right knee, not the same knee affected when an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in October last year ruled him out for most of 2015-16.
"To say we are gutted would be an understatement; he is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this," stated Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
"It is typical of Danny's personality, on and off the pitch, that he picked up this injury to his knee when courageously trying to win the ball back for his team by making a tackle.
"But it is this same personality that means he will come back as good and as strong from this latest setback as he has done in the past.
"I'm told the likely lay off is anywhere from between seven to nine months. He is mentally strong, physically strong and will have the very best treatment and rehab possible to make sure when he returns he is ready to play for us at the level we know he is capable of."