Since signing with Liverpool back in 2015 from Burnley, Danny Ings has featured for the Reds senior side on just six occasions, scoring twice. A nightmare couple of years has seen the 25-year old on the shelf with injury but things are looking up this season with the striker seemingly back to full fitness. Liverpool look like they want to hold on to Ings but could a fresh start be on the cards? What Are The Odds looks at what could happen before the transfer window slams shut.
In recent days multiple reports, including in the Daily Mail have claimed that Danny Ings is a January transfer target for Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United side, who are now very much in-need of an experienced front-man with Gayle and Joselu not quite the calibre at Premier League level the fans might have hoped for. The odds on a move, via Sky Bet bookmaker, 4/1 (5.00) don’t exactly indicate that a move is all that close to materialising, however with over a month until the window re-opens the odds could easily tumble.
If Ings is determined to find pastures new, perhaps the Premier League may not be the place to reboot his career - step forward Leeds United who are further back at 12/1 (13.0). Leeds are going through a dip in form and the club will almost certainly be looking to kick on for the playoffs when the window re-opens. This could means that Ings could find himself in a major starring role for the Elland Road club who are desperate for that top-flight return. The former Burnley man has been a reliable striker when fit and would undoubtedly be a star coup for Thomas Christiansen’s side, if indeed they are interested in putting a bid to Liverpool.
Norwich are the other Championship club in the running and have been making a playoff push of their own and a striker with a point to prove like Danny Ings could be just the ticket to get the Canaries soaring up the table in the second half of the season. Odds of 16/1 (17.0) are currently on-offer.
Newly-promoted Brighton are seeking their first Premier League points of the season and they too could be an interesting option if Liverpool decide to let Ings leave Anfield, however it’s worth noting, that similar to Norwich, the Seagulls have pretty long odds of 14/1 (15.0) on-offer.
Southampton have long been advocates of giving English talent a chance, and they took a punt on players like Charlie Austin and Ryan Bertrand - so Ings may find himself a natural fit in the form of the Saints on the south coast. Interestingly Mauricio Pellegrino’s side are the favourites ahead of the rest at 3/1 (4.00).
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