Derby's Darren Bent: Danny Ings may be the striker Liverpool have been crying out for

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Danny Ings has joined Liverpool after allowing his contract with Burnley to run out.

Liverpool signing Danny Ings joins the Anfield club after showcasing a decent debut season in the top flight, finding the net 11 times, and is now set for the European Under-21 Championships with England in the Czech Republic.

Ever since January, Ings has been linked with a host of clubs in the Premier League and La Liga but that has come to a conclusion with the former Burnley striker making a switch to Anfield.

It was evident that Brendan Rodgers would search for a striker this summer and he's taken the safe bet with someone that has a degree of Premier League experience, although the same can be said about Mario Balotelli, who was a flop.

Rodgers also snapped up Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini last summer, but neither are prolific goal-scorers to the standard a club like Liverpool needs.

Daniel Sturridge, on the other hand, had an injury-plagued season and was unable to prove himself during life without Luis Suarez at his side.

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker and ex-England international Darren Bent claims to have seen enough from Ings to suggest he can be a big hit under Rodgers.

“I’ve only seen snippets of him at Burnley, but he seems like a complete striker and maybe he is what Liverpool have been crying out for," Bent told talkSPORT.

“No disrespect to Burnley, but he is going to get better service at Liverpool. It is a big jump, but I’ve got no doubts he will score goals there and do really well."

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