Michael Keane backs Danny Ings for Liverpool success

Former Manchester United defender Michael Keane backs departing Burnley striker Danny Ings to be a success at Liverpool.

Burnley defender Michael Keane has told The Liverpool Echo that Danny Ings would prove to be a good signing for Liverpool.

Ings will join the Reds on a free transfer in July when his current contract with Burnley runs out at the end of the month.

Keane, who moved to the Clarets from Manchester United on a permanent contract in the January transfer window, believes that his departing Burnley teammate will be a hit on Merseyside.

“You just look at how many goals he scored for Burnley, with all due respect in a team that is not as good as Liverpool,” the centre-back told The Liverpool Echo.

“If he plays regularly at Liverpool he’s going to get more chances, and I think he’ll do well. He just needs to get his first goal to get off the mark and he’ll start flying.”

Ings was one of the best players for Burnley in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, and did all he could to prevent the Clarets from getting relegated to the Championship.

The England Under-21 international scored 11 goal and created 35 chances in 35 Premier League appearances.

The 22-year-old former Bournemouth forward had a pass accuracy of 71% and a shot accuracy of 43%, and won 25 headers, 57 dribbles and 27 tackles.

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