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 soon to resume full fitness. Liverpool seemingly 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.
Just less than a month back it was reported in the Daily Star that Danny Ings was a transfer target for Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United side, who are now very much in-need of an experienced front-man after suffering three defeats on the bounce in the Premier League and EFL Cup. The odds on a move, via Sky Bet bookmaker, 9/1 (10.0) don’t exactly indicate that a move is that close to materialising and after a couple of years of rehabilitation at Liverpool, it may be a case that Ings decides to remain loyal to the club until at least 2018.
However, if he does fancy pastures new and the Premier League may not be the place to re-boot his career, then Leeds are the current favourites at 6/1 (7.00). As one of two only unbeaten clubs in the Championship (at least before the kick off of this weekend’s fixture) the striker could find himself in a major starring role for the Elland Road club who are desperately seeking a 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.
Unquestionably Danny Ings made his name at now Burnley and ended up pulling on the claret shirt over 100 times, netting 38 goals for the now Premier League club. So could a return to the happier times at Turf Moor be on the cards? The odds don’t look great, but if it does come off then there’s big profit to be made, with 12/1 (13.0) the current price at Sky Bet.
A somewhat outside option that may be worth keeping an eye on is a move to Celtic and a reunion with former-Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. Odds of 12/1 (13.0) may be long, but the attraction of starting big European nights in the Champions League group stage could be the clincher for the Hoops. Rodgers’ side need quality if they are to meet their manager’s target of still being in Europe after the new year and new recruits will certainly arrive in Glasgow before the transfer deadline.
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 taking this part of the market with nothing more than a club ‘making up the numbers’ with massive odds of 22/1 (23.0) on-offer.
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