Former player wants Klopp to sign player who scored against Liverpool last season
Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has called on the Reds to re-sign Danny Ings. The Southampton talisman has reportedly rejected a new contract with the Saints.
That has alerted several clubs to his availability. The Athletic journalist David Ornstein broke the news regarding the Premier League talisman yesterday.
Ings is 28-years-old and has just a year remaining on his contract. Given his importance to the Saints team, they are in a perilous position.
Several clubs could be ready to tempt the water. The striker has been brilliant for the club, scoring 46 goals during 100 appearances.
Now, Enrique believes that Liverpool should pounce for the player. He scored four times in 25 games for the Reds earlier in his career, struggling with several injury problems.
That hasn’t deterred the ex-defender though and he believes he’d be a quality addition to the Anfield ranks.
Enrique told his Instagram followers: “This news about Ings, this option for Liverpool, that would be great.
“I know Danny very, very well. He’s a great man, works great and the fans love him. He gave everything to Liverpool and he’s a player with a great attitude.
“For me, the price wouldn’t be crazy with just one-year left on his deal and definitely he’s one we should consider.”
Ings to Liverpool: Risky business but might just work
The last time around the striker didn’t get a great deal of game time. He was constantly fighting a battle to be fit and was largely used as a substitute.
Now, he’s a far more complete striker. He has gone away, worked on his game, stayed fit and ultimately become an exceptional Premier League striker.
Enrique is right when he says he probably wouldn’t cost much. Not only that, but Ings might relish the chance to right a few Anfield wrongs.
Ings is on £75,000-a-week and the transfer fee is hardly likely to be eye-watering. He also fired against Liverpool last season, during a 1-0 win over the Reds.
Klopp knows all about him and perhaps he’d be a clever addition to the Anfield ranks this season.