According to BBC Sport, Liverpool have today confirmed the signing of Burnley striker Danny Ings. The 22-year-old becomes the second summer signing at Anfield after James Milner joined from Manchester City last week.
The England Under-21 international is out of contract at Turf Moor come the end of season and will join the Anfield outfit on 1 July providing all goes well with his medical. All that’s left to agree is the compensation fee that The Clarets are entitled to.
Following an underwhelming season, in which Brendan Rodgers’ side scored just 52 goals, Ings will provide some much needed firepower upon his arrival.
The Clarets frontman scored 11 goals in the Premier League this season, despite his side’s eventual relegation, outscoring the Reds’ top scorer for the season, Steven Gerrard, with just nine.
Between them, the Liverpool front-four – Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert, Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini – scored just eight times. As a consequence, it is likely that Ings will make an instant impact.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Burnley striker’s confirmed transfer:
Many were delighted with Rodgers’ latest acquisition.
Liverpool are doing much needed business, signing @IngsDanny . He's got bags of potential. Wish him well.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 8, 2015
#LFC confirm they've reached a pre-contract agreement with Danny Ings. Great young player. Will be a brilliant squad addition we reckon!
— And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) June 8, 2015
Welcome to Liverpool! @IngsDanny
— Ashish Regmi (@lfc_ashish) June 8, 2015
Danny Ings is decent, Can't be any worse than Lambert
— adam (@Adam_Clapham) June 8, 2015
Danny Ings is a good signing for Liverpool. He's free, he'll score you a few goals and he's English. Perfect squad player. #LFC
— Newman (@A_Newman14) June 8, 2015
Liverpool doing nice business after learning from their failures last season, Danny ings is indeed a very good signing.. #Lfc
— Athul (@athulpkrishnan) June 8, 2015
Look at Balotelli, Lambert and Borini, Ings is a big improvement tbh
— Dan (@DannPort95) June 8, 2015
Others weren’t so sure.
Not overwhelmed by the signing of Danny Ings but I'll give him the chance to prove himself at Liverpool. #LFC
— Liam Bekker (@LiamBekker) June 8, 2015
Liverpool fans now desperately trying to convince themselves that Danny Ings is exactly the striker they need.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 5, 2015
Danny Ings eh? I'll turn against him as soon as someone calls him 'Dings'… #LFC
— Steven Scragg (@Scraggy_74) June 8, 2015
Meanwhile, Luis Suarez to Danny Ings in the space of 13 months gets even more unappealing and disastrous.
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) June 6, 2015
Liverpool have officially become the new banter club. Like Arsenal between 2007-2013.
— Ese Agboaye (@A96oaye) June 8, 2015
The same people saying Ings is a good signing were saying exactly same about lambert last summer
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) June 8, 2015
Utd want Benzema and Loris we want Ings and Bogdan,accept that next season will be shite now it'll save u the hurt when it actually happens
— Col Wilson FSG OUT (@AlbMorenoIsBoss) June 8, 2015