The Merseyside outfit will kick off their Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
To move forward and onto bigger and better things Jurgen Klopp needed to get rid of some of the dead weight in his side and, unfortunately for Ings, he is one of them.
"We know about our expectations and we obviously realize the very positive atmosphere around us in the whole pre-season".
Manchester United have won the most matches in Premier League history with 630 triumphs to their name while it is Liverpool's local rivals Everton, another ever-present, who have lost the most, getting beat 351 times.
"We need more luck", he said.
"I am very happy with his performance", said Sarri afterwards. Mane, Roberto Firmino and Salah were just too good for West Ham while the sight of Sturridge returning to notch his first goal since November 2017 could potentially be a significant boost for the rest of the campaign.
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He said on the Gary Neville Podcast: "I think Liverpool are the side [City] will feel threatened by directly". Nobody knows exactly how well you did or how worthy your pre-season is.
"I thought Van Dijk was a good player at Southampton, but I didn't think he was worth £75m, and I didn't think he would have the impact on Liverpool's defence that he's had".
Keita, goalkeeper Alisson and substitute Xherdan Shaqiri made their first league appearances with Liverpool, while new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini started five of their summer signings - including former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who made his first league start in August in four years.
It featured everything we've come to expect from a stellar Liverpool display.
By the interval they had conceded again after leaving three attackers unmarked in front of goal.
Liverpool came out of the gate firing as would be expected by such an energetic and attacking team, with James Milner in particular swining in some unsafe crosses that Liverpool's attacking players weren't quite able to get on the end of.
"So that's all cool, he had a lot of help from the players around him today: Sadio works really hard, and the same with Gini and Milly and Robbo". And within minutes they were made to pay for their wastefulness as Mane fired home his second after Firmino had created the opening. After six weeks in I don't make the difference between a new player and another player because for me, it is exactly similar importance that Millie and Gini are ready to make the next step in their development as well.