The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping to close the gap on league-leaders Manchester City during the next few weeks…
Manchester City may have stormed ahead at the top of the table so far this season with plenty of imperious performances, but their form in recent weeks has suggested that a major slip-up could be around the corner. If Liverpool are to maintain any slim hopes of catching The Citizens this season, then they will need to continue their excellent attacking form of late in the coming weeks.
Whilst Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah have deservedly stolen the headlines with a series of outstanding diplays, Liverpool outcast Danny Ings has been consistently overlooked for selection by Jurgen Klopp.
Ings is yet to even be selected for Liverpool’s first-team squad in the Premier League this season, despite being fully fit after nearly two years out with cruciate ligament injuries.
His absence from the first-team has caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs in recent weeks, as The Guardian report Newcastle United and West Ham are lining up a January loan move for the England international.
However, Ings should ideally be looking to swallow his pride and take a step down to The Championship in January before returning to the Premier League next season.
After almost two years out through injury, Ings’ confidence is bound to be in tatters, particularly when you take his current situation at Liverpool into account.
A move to a Championship side should give him a firmer guarantee of first-team football and fixtures against easier opposition from which to build his goal-scoring confidence again.
Ings has only managed 1 goal and 1 assist from his 8 appearances for the Liverpool U23 side so far this season, which suggests it is highly unlikely he will manage to enjoy goal-scoring success in the Premier League within a short 5-month loan spell.
With that being said, Ings should reject the advances of the aforementioned clubs in January and seek a move to a promotion-chasing Championship side.