Liverpool to bid for English striker - why it is a perfect move

The Anfield outfit have been linked with an approach for in-form Burnley attacker Danny Ings in the January transfer window.

The latest attacking player to be linked with a move to Liverpool is Burnley forward Danny Ings, who has been making waves in the Championship this season.

On first sight, looking for transfer targets in the second-tier of English football does not seem like a smart move for a club with top-four aspirations. However, the young striker is a much-better option than some of the foreign players that the Reds are being linked with of late.

Regardless of Daniel Sturridge’s injury, the Merseysiders are in need of striking reinforcements – with a designated centre forward back-up to the England international and Luis Suarez something that Brendan Rodgers needs to address.

Ings has already hit ten goals this season, and has featured for England under-21’s also.

A youthful, energetic attacker that can be moulded and still has room for improvement, Ings could well be a great deputy for SAS and a star of the future.

Unlike some of the other attacking talent that has been linked with the Merseysiders, Ings is a designated centre forward and will not be shipped out to cover the wings or play out of position.

As a Championship player currently, he would jump at the chance to take the step up and continue his progression at one of England’s most historic clubs.

Unlike a foreign import, he does not need time to adjust to the English game, and will not get moody if spending prolonged spells on the bench.

With his projected transfer fee not going to be as much as other players that the Reds are being linked with, Ings moving to Liverpool seems like an ideal move for all parties concerned.

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