Liverpool target Ings and Immobile to join Sturridge and Origi

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The Merseysiders want four senior forwards in place at Anfield as they plan major squad overhaul.

Liverpool are targeting two new striker signings this summer in addition to incoming forward Divock Origi, HITC understands from club sources.

The Merseysiders are confident of winning the race for Burnley spearhead Danny Ings and are also keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund front man Ciro Immobile.

With Origi set to make a permanent move to Anfield in the summer when he completes a season-long loan at Lille, sources close to Liverpool have told HITC the club plan to have three new forwards in place by the end of the summer transfer window.

The Merseysiders will create space in their squad by attempting to offload Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert, who are all deemed surplus to requirements. Daniel Sturridge is the only senior spearhead who is certain to still be at the club next season.

Manager Brendan Rodgers wants strikers who can make an immediate first-team impact, even though the club’s American owners Fenway Sports Group have a policy of investing in youthful players who can be developed by the coaching staff.

Ings, 22, has been targeted on the back of a promising debut Premier League campaign in which he has scored nine goals. He will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season and his cost, youth, potential to improve and sell-on value have all alerted Liverpool’s transfer committee.

The Reds are increasingly hopeful they can beat off interest from the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham to clinch the signing of Ings.

Immobile, 25, has been targeted after a mixed campaign at Dortmund since joining from Torino last summer. He has scored 10 goals but only three of his strikes have come in the Bundesliga and he is behind Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang in the pecking order at the German club.

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