DANNY INGS is eager Mo Salah attracts a clean at present — as a result of he stands to win a vacation to Egypt!
Striker Ings jokingly wager Salah he would get extra objectives than his Liverpool pal this season after shifting to Southampton on mortgage.
If Salah loses, he should stump as much as ship Ings on a visit to see the pyramids in his homeland.
If the reverse occurs, the Saints ace must purchase final season’s 32-goal Premier League Golden Boot winner a espresso!
Ings has already bagged three objectives for Saints to Salah’s two for the Reds.
However the Egyptian can reel in his rival at Anfield — as Ings can not play towards his mother or father membership.
Ings, 26, mentioned: “Mo helped me quite a bit once I was at Liverpool and we exchanged just a few messages.
“He mentioned, ‘Let’s see who scores probably the most’ and I laughed it off, given how good he’s.
“Mo is likely one of the finest gamers on the planet. He’s so worshipped in Egypt so I mentioned if I win the wager he has to present me entry to half of Egypt on vacation but when he wins, I want to purchase him a Costa espresso!”
Ings will full a everlasting £16million transfer to St Mary’s on the finish of the season.
However this afternoon the previous Burnley hotshot can be within the crowd cheering on Mark Hughes’ males.
Regardless of that, he paid a glowing tribute to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. The ex-England striker, whose three-year spell on Merseyside was wrecked by two knee accidents, mentioned: “He was excellent to work underneath — a formidable man.
“His ardour, what you see on the facet of the pitch is what you get in coaching.
“For those who’re less than pace, then he’ll inform you and that’s nice for gamers as all of us wish to enhance. I respect him quite a bit.
“Clearly, he has a bunch of superstars there and it’s all the time laborious to compete with these guys however I learnt quite a bit there and am grateful for that.
“I developed quite a bit, a stunning quantity contemplating I didn’t play as a lot as I’d have appreciated to.
“Coaching with the group day-after-day actually helped me. We obtained to the Champions League closing, which may be very laborious to do. Seeing the gamers’ mentality actually taught me quite a bit.
“Going via what I needed to undergo and sit again and nonetheless be taught was simply as necessary — seeing the lads practice and the video games was very important. Hopefully I can convey that have to this membership now.”
Klopp could also be relieved Ings is just not eligible to face Liverpool after the Saints ace claimed he’s in one of the best bodily situation of his life.
Ings, who began simply six Prem video games for Liverpool, mentioned: “The accidents made me take a look at the sport in a different way — from afar.
“Most individuals on the street convey it up, as do Liverpool followers, however that’s soccer.
“I can’t change the previous and I had a stable yr final yr, making 14 appearances, in order that was a optimistic season for me.
“Others won’t have thought that however that could be a actually good base to work from. The accidents are a very long time in the past now. I’m in my finest form ever.”
Klopp says he doesn’t anticipate Salah to repeat his record-breaking goalscoring feats from final season.
And he insists there isn’t any disaster surrounding his star striker’s type to date this time period.
Salah, 26, loved a stellar first yr at Anfield, scoring 44 objectives in all competitions and bagging a Prem excessive of 32.
After a shoulder damage in Might’s Champions League closing, he had a disappointing World Cup and has but to appear like the participant who terrorised defences.
However his tally of two objectives from six matches compares with three from half-a-dozen final yr.
Klopp mentioned: “Wow, that’s a disaster! Nobody remembers that, it’s actually no drawback.
“On the defensive facet, within the final two video games he was excellent, good, so that claims the whole lot about him — that he’s actually able to work for the group.
“It’s regular for an offensive participant that they’ve instances once they don’t rating. However he’s nonetheless a risk and he’s in fine condition.
“On the finish of the season we are going to see the way it was, not at first.”