Premier League round-up: Injury nightmare for Liverpool FC's Danny Ings and Rafa Benitez hits back at new Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce

Danny Ings is out for the rest of the season
Danny Ings is out for the rest of the season
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Liverpool striker Danny Ings is out for the rest of the season.

The England international picked up a cruciate knee ligament injury in training and will now miss the remainder of the campaign.

Sam Allardyce with Rafa Benitez in the foreground

Sam Allardyce with Rafa Benitez in the foreground

The former Burnley player has scored three goals this season for the Reds and came on as a substitute for England in the midweek win over Lithuania.

It is the second blow to face new boss Jurgen Klopp with Joe Gomez ruled out after suffering the same injury, picked up on England under 21 duty.

Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has hit back at claims from Sam Allardyce that he had nothing to do with Liverpool's 2005 Champions League success.

Allardyce, in his new autobiography 'Big Sam', wrote: "Of course he can say he won the Champions League with Liverpool, which is something I never did. But it was nowt to do with him.

"I don't blame Benitez for claiming credit but as managers we know the truth. It's like when you make a substitution in desperation and it comes off. You get all the credit for your tactical brilliance when it's often just luck."

Benitez countered: "Do you know who Sam Allardyce is? Do you know how many trophies he has won? Well that's my answer. It is what happens when someone has a book to sell. His opinion does not have a lot of value."

Elsewhere, Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer has signed a new contract with the club and extended his loan spell at Huddersfield.

Steer, who joined Villa from Norwich in June 2013, has put pen to paper on a fresh deal with the Premier League side which will run to the summer of 2019.