John Aldridge makes bold prediction about Danny Ings and Liverpool

John Aldridge expects Danny Ings to be a key player under Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool next season

John Aldridge believes Danny Ings could become a key player for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Ings made his return from a long-term knee injury on Sunday as the Winchester-born striker was a 64th-minute substitute for Jordon Ibe in the 1-1 draw with West Brom at The Hawthorns.

The Reds forward hadn’t made an appearance for Liverpool since he scored in a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in October before Brendan Rodgers was sacked and replaced by Jurgen Klopp.

The England Under-21 international, who moved to the Reds from Burnley last summer, suffered a serious knee injury in one of Klopp’s early training sessions and sidelined for up to nine months with the injury problem.

Former Liverpool striker Aldridge believes Ings could have a big role to play under Klopp in the 2016/17 season.

“Come pre-season he’ll be flying and back amongst it and the fans will be right behind him,” Aldridge told Liverpool Echo.

“I think Ings is a ‘Klopp player’ in the way he plays. If he can add goals to the way he portrays himself on the pitch then he’ll be a huge favourite.”

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The Reds will face reigning champions Sevilla in the Europa League final on Wednesday night.

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