Danny Ings believes Daniel Sturridge can help his development at Liverpool, despite the striker’s return from injury likely to push the summer arrival further down the Anfield pecking order.
Sturridge is back at Melwood having spent the summer rehabilitating from a long-standing hip problem in Boston, although no date has yet to be set on his return.
His return to full fitness could not come soon enough for the Reds, with Brendan Rodgers’ side managing just two goals in their four Premier League games so far this season.
And Ings believes Sturridge’s return can also help him progress – despite acknowledging his return to the first-team set-up will further limit his own first-team chances at Anfield.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Ings said: “He’s a fantastic striker, he scores many goals, he’s sharp, he works hard, so it will great to have him back. “He’s another player that I can learn from. He’s been doing it at the top level for many years now so it’s great to have him back and I’m looking forward to working with him.
“I think everybody here has different qualities as strikers and it’s only better for all of us to learn from each other – and especially for me to learn off them, the more experienced strikers here.
“It’s great to have so many good strikers at the club for me to learn from.”
Ings, 23, made his first-team debut for the club in the 3-0 home defeat to West Ham, and his substitute cameo was one of the rare bright spots in a dismal defeat.