Danny Ings’ four-goal contribution to the Liverpool U23s’ 7-0 win over Bristol City on Sunday came as ‘no surprise’ to boss Neil Critchley. The 25-year-old bagged a first-half hat-trick and added another strike in the second 45 minutes as the young Reds recorded their first victory of this season’s Premier League U23 Cup group stage. Young talent full of potential was on display as Yan Dhanda, Conor Masterson and Harry Wilson also contributed goals as Critchley’s team claimed a big win at Chester FC’s Swansway Stadium in an incredible team performance. Danny Ings, who has been riddled with injuries since joining the Reds, will hope to make a return sooner rather than later.
Jürgen Klopp was quick to praise two goal scorers from Liverpool’s 4-0 win over West Ham last Saturday. The two relatively new signings Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mohamed Salah have made an instant impression on Klopp as he states they’re both a key part of the future of Liverpool football club. There was never a doubt in Jürgen Klopp’s mind that Mohamed Salah would prove to be anything other than an effective signing for Liverpool. Egypt international Salah took his goal tally for the Reds to 12 in just 17 appearances with a clinical brace in Saturday’s impressive 4-1 victory over West Ham United. Klopp said: ‘We were all convinced by fantastic Mo’.
English midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain has also been in the good books of manager Jurgen Klopp. Klopp has praised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s desire to quickly adapt to a new tactical approach since his summer move to Liverpool. The deadline-day signing from Arsenal made just one start in his first two months with the club but has featured in the starting line-up for the last two games – convincing wins over Maribor and West Ham United. Oxlade-Chamberlain notched his second goal for the Reds in the latter fixture, finishing off a Roberto Firmino-led counter-attack at the second attempt. And Klopp has been delighted with the early contributions of a player who he believes has shown the perfect attitude since arriving at Melwood.“It was very intense for him, completely different to the things that he is used to,” the manager said.
In other light, Liverpool FC will next week unveil a truly unique artwork commissioned to commemorate the club’s 125th anniversary. Earlier this year, renowned international sports artist Jamie Cooper was given the weighty task of creating a defining image that distilled the past, present and future of this great club. And his magical three-metre oil on canvas brings together 19 of the Reds’ greatest and one lucky young competition winner into one magical moment in time. It also offers keen-eyed supporters a number of subtle nods to several other key figures and significant events in the club’s journey. The Dream Scene composition is set to be unveiled at an event at the Anfield store on November 16 before being put on public display the following day.