The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been saying their emotional farewells to Danny Ings today. According to journalist Paul Joyce on Twitter, the 25-year-old will be leaving Anfield this summer in pursuit of regular first-team football.
Danny Ings has decided to look for a move from Liverpool. Tough decision, but wants to play regularly. Lots of clubs will be interested. Liverpool would be happy for him to stay. @TimesSport
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) June 26, 2018
Whilst the fans are gutted about this news, they can all accept that it’s probably for the best as the striker wasn’t getting the minutes that he needed at Anfield. Ultimately, Ings will be remembered in Liverpool as a hard-working young striker who never got the rub of the green with his injury record. After three years at the club, he only managed to find the net four times and missed over 80 games through injury.
Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan and Crystal Palace have all registered an interest in Ings and it remains to be seen where he ends up as being a regular starter will be on the top of the striker’s list as he searches for a new club. Liverpool would have been more than happy to keep the 25-year-old on Merseyside but with his peak years approaching, a lack of game-time isn’t what he needs.
You can read our local Reds’ opinions on Ings here:
Never really got a chance with his I jurirs. So sad. He could have been the perfect backup striker under Klopp. He's a fantastic lad and I wish him all the best.
— MoSalahOnTheCounter (@mosalahlala) June 26, 2018
Just unlucky through injuries. Hope he goes to a club that will play him when he’s fit and healthy. #ynwa
— Bobby’s Dentist (@Nathanscott_) June 26, 2018
Gutted for the lad but it's for the best.
— STU! (@poograves) June 26, 2018
He isn't likely to brake into the starting 11 so this is probably his best option. I think I saw a stat that said he had only made 6 appearances in 3 years due to dreadful injury luck.
— Brian Miller (@twobitdz) June 26, 2018
Good luck to him wherever he ends up, had no luck with injuries but couldn't fault his effort YNWA
— andrew douglass (@andrewdouglass5) June 26, 2018
Whilst the Kopites in the Tavern are sad to seeing Danny Ings go, they can all agree that it’s the right move for both the club and the player.