Stopping just short of offering any guarantees over his team selection, Jürgen Klopp has admitted tomorrow's Merseyside derby meeting with Everton would be 'a good moment' to give Danny Ings the first start of his tenure.
The 25-year-old has been sidelined by two serious knee injuries during Klopp's time in charge of Liverpool, the first of which was cruelly sustained during the German boss' maiden training session.
As a result, the striker has clocked up just 11 outings - all from the bench - since a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park back in October 2015 that featured both his last Reds goal and appearance in the starting XI.
However, with injuries mounting and a number of players feeling the intensity of the midweek Champions League win over Manchester City, Ings is in contention to be included from the off against the Toffees on Saturday.
Reminded of the fact he has yet to give his No.28 a start, the boss told reporters: "I'm sorry for that but that would mean it's a good moment.
"Thank God Danny is here and in a good shape. I would not guarantee it but it doesn’t look too bad that he could start tomorrow.
"That's great for me."