Prem trio hover as Burnley make decision over Liverpool star Ings

Date published: Thursday 28th June 2018 12:09

Burnley are unlikely to try to re-sign Danny Ings from Liverpool, reports claim.

Ings is expected to leave Anfield this summer after struggling to break into the first team in an injury-hit three-year spell.

The striker joined Liverpool from Burnley for a tribunal-set £6.5m fee in 2015, scoring two goals in six Premier League games, but he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his first training session under Jurgen Klopp.

He has since spent further time on the sidelines, and despite being injury-free for most of last season, he was still a peripheral figure in 2017-18, starting just three times.

Klopp decided to name young striker Dominic Solanke on the bench for the Champions League final instead of Ings. And although the coach would like to keep the 25-year-old, Ings has decided it is time to find regular football elsewhere.

A return to Burnley is not on the cards, however, according to the Burnley Express and the Lancashire Telegraph. When news of Ings’ decision to leave Liverpool broke, his former club were tipped to re-sign him, but the report claims that the Clarets are focusing their attentions on another former striker instead: Jay Rodriguez.

Sean Dyche would rather move for ex-Southampton man Rodriguez in a combined bid for West Brom’s Craig Dawson. Therefore, other clubs will be queuing up for Ings, with Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Ham all said to be interested.

 

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