Southampton made the late swoop for Liverpool striker Danny Ings last summer, signing him on loan, ahead of a permanent move next summer.
The 1-cap England international had spent three years at Anfield after joining from Burnley, but it did not necessarily go to plan. The striker only managed three starts in the Premier League in three years after being ravaged by persistent injuries.
A move to The Saints was not only a chance to revive the 26-year-old’s career, but was an opportunity for the club to try and improve on their dire campaign last season whereby they only narrowly avoided relegation.
This is what the fans had to say:
Delighted with this signing,i called for this signing when he was playing with Burnley in the Championship. #WelcomeHome
— Joseph Tayo (@SaintsTayo) August 9, 2018
Welcome home @IngsDanny
— Muckers (@Redsaint76) August 9, 2018
Welcome Danny. That’s a good window now for me. Got a good felling again
— 1885theartof (@1885theartof) August 9, 2018
Hope he gets to show his class again
— Zach (@zcgoss) August 9, 2018
Welcome home Danny
— sammy (@dedicatedfan_04) August 9, 2018
Another chance for Ings to prove his worth if only he can stay away from injuries. Wish you all the best in your new life. at #Saintsfc
— Cyprian (@CyprianPaul7) August 9, 2018
Now this is GREAT NEWS!
— I am not @almurray (@mattms1) August 9, 2018
Great news – we need you and we have the players to give you great service.
Best of luck for a 15 – 20 goal season
— Richard (@ginquaffer) August 9, 2018
So far, Ings’ arrival has brought everything that many expected. He is the club’s top scorer in the league with four goals, but that has not been without injuries. As expected, the player has spent some time on the sideline, already missing four games this season.
If only he can try and get over the injuries that have affected him so severely, he would surely turn Southampton’s season around.