Liverpool’s deal to snap up Danny Ings in 2015, on the surface, looked like a masterstroke. He was scoring goals for relative fun for Burnley in the Premier League, and a move up to a club like Liverpool looked like a natural step.
However, fast forward a few years, and now our landlord thinks that the Englishman simply must be sold by the club this summer.
Unfortunately for Ings, he has been a victim of consequence over anything else. The attacker has had a few years that have been fraught with injury, and unfortunately for him, his career hasn’t really been able to get started despite being at Anfield for a while.
What’s more, it’s clear that Liverpool have grown in his absence, and so you could argue that he’s no longer the calibre of player that the Reds need. They’re not a top-six team anymore – they’re very much title contenders, and whether Ings is that good remains to be seen.
One thing is clear, though, and that is that Liverpool are a team that are only going one way, and Ings is clearly going in a very different direction. When he has played this season, he simply hasn’t looked good enough, and during a time when every squad player has to play his part, his poor form isn’t going to help Liverpool at all.
At 25-years-old, the Englishman is clearly on the cusp of reaching his peak years, and a move away from Liverpool during those years could make sense for all parties.
Keeping him at Anfield makes little sense for the Reds. You could argue that it hasn’t been his fault, but he’s been a flop at Anfield, and his transfer, on reflection, was clearly a bad one.
Liverpool fans – thoughts?
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