Danny Ings revealed his pride after spending the day with children taking part in the Liverpool striker’s Disability Sport Project.

The Reds forward launched the initiative back in 2014 in Burnley, and the scheme is designed to provide football coaching to disabled children and those who suffer learning difficulties.

The Project is held at the Ridgewood Community High School in Burnley, and Ings was on hand to dish out some certificates after meeting and greeting the participants on Wednesday.

The Liverpool striker, who joined the Reds from Burnley in 2015, watched on as a tournament was held at the high school, and later expressed his pride on his Instagram account.

“Great morning visiting my project! Big thanks to @soccerburnley @burnleyfc_com for hosting a brilliant tournament, thanks to everybody involved! #proud” posted Ings.

Ings funds the whole Project himself, and he explained the inspiration behind the move back in 2014.

“A couple of years ago, I got my picture taken with a young lad called Joseph Skinner, who I gave my boots to,” said Ings when the Project was established three years ago.

“Before I even got back in the changing room, the picture had gone viral. From that day on, it really inspired me to give my all back, and do as much as I can.

“I’m planning to cover as many disabilities as possible, giving them as much sports and football coaching as I can.

“Also, I’ll be creating Burnley’s first ever adult disability football team, to compete in the north-west league.”

The former Clarets forward has only made 11 appearances for Liverpool since his £8m move from Burnley two years ago.

His season was cruelly curtailed in October after he suffered ligament damage to his right knee in the EFL Cup tie against Tottenham.

That setback came after Ings had fought back from a similar injury to his left knee the season previous, which again ruled him out from October onwards.

However, Ings is back on the pitch, having recently returned to training at Melwood, but no timescale has been placed on his return as of yet.


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