Danny Ings to exit Liverpool in search of first-team football• Liverpool striker has suffered injury blighted time at Anfield • Will attract interest from European and Premier League clubs Danny Ings has taken the difficult decision to seek a move away from Liverpool this summer as he aims to relaunch a career that has been blighted by injuries throughout his time at Anfield. There is no real desire within the club’s hierarchy to part company with a striker who has become a useful squad player under Jürgen Klopp, but the 25-year-old craves regular first-team football and recognises he will struggle to gain game-time on Merseyside. He will depart with Liverpool’s blessing.
Ings’ desire to prove himself under Klopp had seen him reject prospective moves in each of the last three transfer windows in which he has been fit and available for selection, with interest having been expressed from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham, as well as his former clubs Burnley and AFC Bournemouth.
There will be suitors from Premier League clubs this time round too but, intriguingly, interest also from abroad. Internazionale are believed to be monitoring his situation, while a trio of Bundlesiga clubs – RB Leipzig, Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen – could also formalise their pursuit of his services. Ings will depart reluctantly, but retains ambitions to prove himself at the highest level and a desire to regain a place in the England set-up.
It is a sign of the strength of the relationship between player and manager that Liverpool are unlikely to price him out of a move away. The £6.5m signing from Burnley has seen his time at Anfield horribly interrupted by two serious knee injuries, but he recovered sufficiently to make 14 appearances last term for the Champions League finalists, scoring once in a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion in April.
He has worked extensively with a personal trainer over the current closed season to ensure he will be fit and ready for the new season – Liverpool actually return to pre-season training next Monday – and has two years to run on his current contract. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/26/danny-ings-exit-liverpool-summer-injury-blighted-time-anfield?CMP=share_btn_tw
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