Danny Ings was today presented with the Standard Chartered Player of the Month award for September at Melwood.

The striker collected the accolade after being rewarded by supporters for his fine displays during the month, in which he scored two goals in five appearances and endeared himself to Reds fans with his tenacious performances in attack.

Such was his form, he was rewarded with a call-up to the England international team and earned a first cap against Lithuania in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

Unfortunately, Ings suffered a setback when he sustained an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament in training with Liverpool at Melwood and now faces a spell on the sidelines.

Upon being presented with the accolade at the club’s training complex, the 23-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m really flattered to have picked up this award.

“I’d like to thank the Liverpool supporters for not only voting for me in this poll, but also for the support they’ve given me since I made the move to the club.

“It’s obviously a bittersweet moment picking up this trophy and I wish I could be out there on the pitch trying to help my teammates achieve success for those fans.

“Picking up the injury was a big disappointment, but it’s part of football and now I just have to focus on working hard in my recovery to get back as soon as possible.

“Again, I’d like to thank the fans for their support and the kind messages they’ve sent me and I can promise them I’ll be giving everything to get back out on that pitch as soon as possible.”