Liverpool striker Danny Ings will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his cruciate knee ligament in training on Wednesday.
Ings suffered the injury during his first session at Melwood under new manager Jurgen Klopp. The forward was assessed at a Merseyside hospital on Thursday morning, when the diagnosis was confirmed.
He will now undergo surgery and is facing between six and nine months on the sidelines.
The 23-year-old becomes the second summer signing to suffer such an injury. Joe Gomez was ruled out for the season when he sustained a similar problem while playing for England Under-21s on Tuesday.
Ings’ injury came only two days after the hitman had made his full England debut in the Three Lions’ final Euro 2016 qualifier. The former Burnley star will now watch the finals in France from the sidelines.
The Reds new boy had scored three goals in five starts under Brendan Rodgers. Ings also needed in the former manager’s final game in charge – the 1-1 Merseyside derby draw with Everton.
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