The striker agreed a deal to move from Burnley this summer, having netted 11 times for Sean Dyche’s side last season, and he will now be tasked with adding more goals to a Liverpool front-line that has struggled in the absence of Daniel Sturridge.
Liverpool have so far agreed deals to sign Ings, James Milner and Adam Bogdan, but it is the young striker’s arrival that has most impressed Gerrard.
“The Ings one I’m really excited about because he can be what he wants to be,” Gerrard said. “I know the talent’s there, he’s very young, he’s fresh.
“Hopefully he can get some goals early on which will give him the confidence that’ll make him feel like he belongs there.”
Ings is only 22 but his 51 senior career goals to date speak volumes about his ability on the field.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to stop there, knowing he needs to considerably strengthen the squad in a number of areas to ensure they get back into the top four and subsequently qualify for the Champions League.
But he has made a good start in that regard, and Ings has what it takes to become a deadly finisher and a future Anfield favourite.