A positive for Liverpool on an otherwise frustrating night at Leicester City on Tuesday was the return to first-team action of Danny Ings after an 11-month absence.
“It was mixed emotions really. You want to get the win and you want it to be the perfect night, getting minutes after the long road to recovery, but it wasn’t our night in the end.
But on a personal note, it’s great to be back part of it, being around the lads and getting used to travelling away. It was good to be back and hopefully I can build on that.
Being with the U23s is great for me because after such a long time out it’s the perfect platform to build your fitness up in and get used to your surroundings on the pitch,” he said.
Critch and all the staff and players down there have been great in helping me try to get to my best again.
It’s a different scenario when you’re playing first-team football – the stadium’s full, you’ve got the atmosphere, you’ve got the adrenaline going through your body. To get that feeling back was probably the biggest thing for me because it’s what I’ve been craving for such a long time.
Even though it was such a short spell on the pitch and we didn’t get the result, it was a positive in the steps I’m taking on a personal level.
Once I feel like I’m at my best again, I’ll build on that. I think last year I probably put a bit too much pressure on myself to try and impress everybody straight away when I knew it was going to be a difficult road after overcoming a serious injury.
This time, I want to do as well as I can for the team, for the club – but I’ve got to make sure I’m focused on getting in the best shape I can be in order to do so.”
#LFC #YNWA #Ings #DannyIngs #DI28 #Liverpool #LiverpoolFC #WeAreLiverpool #LFCFamily #Anfield #TheRed #PremierLeague #CarabaoCup #LEILIV