Liverpool's Danny Ings ruled out for season with cruciate injury - sources

Liverpool striker Danny Ings is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury, sources have told ESPN FC.

England international Ings suffered the injury in training at Melwood on Wednesday and scans have confirmed that he has torn his cruciate ligament.

He is set to miss at least six months, which means he is likely to miss the remainder of the season and is unlikely to be fully fit for England at the 2016 European Championship.

The 23-year-old made his England debut in Monday's 3-0 win in Lithuania in the final Euro 2016 qualifier, which may lead to an increase in his transfer fee, according to the Daily Mirror.

The fee is due to be set at a tribunal in December after Liverpool failed to agree a price with Burnley when Ings moved to Anfield after the expiry of his contract in the summer.

Liverpool, who will be without Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino for Saturday's trip to Tottenham, have also seen defender Joe Gomez ruled out long-term this week.

At his first prematch news conference on Thursday, Klopp wasn't about to let the injuries take lustre off of his first week in charge of Liverpool.

"As a manager, one of the things I learnt first you do not think about the players who are not available at this moment, because there is no chance to get lucky if you do this all of the time," he said.

"Football is a fantastic game, but it doesn't work without fault. Never in history is there football without fault. You must be prepared for problems. We need each other's help.

"If you are prepared for problems and are strong enough to handle it, then we can stay in the game. We have to open our chests, we have to run, fight, shoot, defend and attack together.

"For me, I'm interested in what they are able to do now, not what they did in the last week or two."