Jurgen Klopp has shared some positive news on the injury front ahead of Liverpool's visit to the King Power Stadium to face Premier League leaders Leicester City. The German manager confirmed the return of striker Danny Ings for light training, who was sidelined since October with a knee ligament injury.
The former Burnley striker, who arrived at Anfield last summer, picked up the cruciate ligament injury during a training session and was ruled out for the rest of the season. But a return to training ahead of schedule will be a big boost for the manager, whose team has been struggling to find the back of the net consistently this season.
The England international, is yet to feature under Klopp, but made five Premier League appearances for the Reds before his injury which included two goals in three games against Norwich City and Everton. According to the Liverpool Echo, the striker, who was ruled out for the rest of the campaign, has been given the green light to move from the gym to the training pitch.
"I had lunch with Ingsy a few minutes ago. He's not in the perfect way, but Tuesday will be his first time outside again. He's still a long way away from being available but he's here," Klopp said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager, meanwhile, has revealed that a number of first team stars are set to return to first-team training following a sudden injury crisis that crippled them in January. Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Philipe Coutinho are all set to return, but will not be available for the clash against the league leaders. Martin Skrtel is also expected to return to training this week, giving the manager more options in defence and attack, as they look to make ground in the battle for a place in the top four.