Danny Ings‘ Liverpool team-mates have sent tributes to the ailing striker after his second season-derailing knee injury.
This is Ings’ second serious knee injury in as many seasons, having spent seven months on the sidelines after rupturing the ACL in the opposite knee last October.
He was joined by Joe Gomez on the treatment table at the same time, and the young defender was one of the many Liverpool players to take to social media following Ings’ latest setback.
“He’s bounced back before and will do it again,” Gomez said, offering his support to Ings after his help in his own rehabilitation over the past year.
This was mirrored by Adam Lallana, who described Ings as “a top person, a top pro and a top player,” tipping him to “come back stronger and better.”
Captain Jordan Henderson also gave his support, telling Ings that “we are all behind you.”
— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) November 2, 2016
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who started on the bench alongside Ings in the win over Spurs, told the striker to “stay strong.”
Meanwhile, a host of former Liverpool players, including Ings’ three-time strike partner Christian Benteke, also offered their backing for the No. 28:
Sad news for this top player and guy!! @IngsDanny what doesn't kill you make you stronger ????
— Christian Benteke (@chrisbenteke) November 2, 2016
— Rob Jones (@RobjonesLFC2) November 2, 2016
Gotta be gutted for Danny ings!what a nightmare for him.Out for another season.
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) November 2, 2016
And his former club, Burnley, also sent their best wishes to a player who scored 43 goals in 130 games during this time at Turf Moor:
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 2, 2016