Danny Ings endured a torrid 18 months at Liverpool, but the player still credits its medical staff with saving his career.
When Danny Ings was signed by Liverpool from Burnley it was the striker’s dream move. However, that dream soon became a nightmare. His time at Liverpool just never got going.
He didn’t really get much of an opportunity to play. Finally, he was pegged back by an injury that threatened his career.
Ings who is now preparing to return to Anfield after securing a move to the South coast with Southampton from Mereyside this past summer.
He bears no ill will to his former employers. In fact, he is grateful to the staff who he feels saved his career.
Ings feels he is in a great place now with the Saints and is back enjoying his football.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, he gives huge credit to the Liverpool medical team and the part they played in his 11-month rehabilitation.
“They saved me.”
“The effort they put into me, without that detail – that is the reason I am back in this shape now.”
Even after Ings got back to full fitness, he was left out of many a matchday squad including a Champions League final. That in itself played a huge part in his decision to seek a move away from the mighty Liverpool.
“It hurt, but I just knew I had to go and make a name for myself and be the player I wanted to be.”
He also has no regrets about leaving his Liverpool dream. Ings could not be happier with the way things have worked out at St. Marys.
“I feel I am in a better place mentally this year.”
“I came back in pre-season better physically than when I arrived here.”
“I’m here and enjoying my football again.”
“I feel absolutely loved by the fans and my team, so all of that helps.”
“Any striker will tell you that when they’re enjoying football and having fun, it brings out the best in you.”