It was confirmed in June last year that Burnley striker Danny #Ings was signing for ##Liverpool on a bosman transfer with a tribunal fee to be agreed for the English forward. A year later, #Liverpool agreed a free of £6.5 million plus £1.5 million in add ons with Burnley. At that time Ings had only made three league appearances for The Reds with goals against Norwich and Everton to his name before a cruciate knee ligament injury ended his season prematurely.

Unharvested Potential

Whilst Liverpool were pushing for the title in the 2013/14 season, Ings was catalysing Burnley's own title challenge in the Championship. Contributing 21 goals and 7 assists as they eventually finished second behind last year's Premier League champions Leicester City, Ings had interest across the country but decided to stay for Burnley's fight to stay in England's top division.

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The then 22-year old went on to impress in his first season in the #Premier League scoring 11 goals and 4 assists but it wasn't enough to save Burnley as they finished 19th and returned to the Championship after only one season. It was then that Liverpool made their move and signed #Ings as the striker fit the profile. Quick, energetic, versatile and a keen poacher, Ings was viewed as a steal and whilst not the household name most fans were expecting, tipped to make an impact at Anfield.

Even after Rodgers was sacked following the 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby against Everton in which Ings scored his last Premier League goal to date for The Reds, he was still impressing new manager Jurgen Klopp. Prompting the German to state "we are counting on Ingsy". The Winchester born forward certainly has the tools in order to become a success at Anfield and there is nobody better to unleash his potential than Klopp but there is the concern of consecutive season ending injuries.

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Liverpool looking elsewhere?

With Sadio Mane heading off to the African Cup of Nations to represent Senegal in January, complimented with Ings injury, Liverpool are going to be short of offensive options. It is already being reported that Klopp is looking at the possibility of signing Spartak Moscow winger Quincy #Promes amongst a host of other names being linked to Anfield. Klopp himself has already hinted at the possibility of using the winter transfer window to improve his attacking options: "Yes.

We watch the market all the time and we need to be prepared for different situations and one of them is injuries. The African Nations Cup we already knew about so we don't need to be influenced or surprised, but it could be a moment where we approach the market". However Klopp is not a manager to just dip into the transfer window without thought and the return of both Mane and Ings will influence his decision. Whether or not Liverpool sign an attacking player in January doesn't necessarily mean that Ings will be looking for a new club come June, but considering the striker was struggling for game time when fit; a summer move might be more realistic for Ings.

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