Sean Dyche: Danny Ings will shine at Liverpool if given time

The Burnley manager warned Reds fans that their new attacker may take a while to find his feet at Anfield.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has offered some insight on new Liverpool forward Danny Ings, telling Sky Sports News that he has plenty of faith in the striker.

However, the former Watford boss did have a note of caution - suggesting that the 22-year-old may take a little time to find his form and feet at Anfield, especially considering the size of Liverpool.

"It’s a big jump, not so much as a footballer, as he played in the Premier League last season, but the fact they are a big, historic club, although Burnley are as well,” Dyche said to Sky Sports.

“But the grandeur of Liverpool, the physical size of it and the fan presence there, whether they will take to him and he can get off and running, whether he can deliver performances (will all be factors).

“I’m confident he can be a success but there is a settling-in period with a new club but hopefully he will be in a good environment and be successful there.”

And history certainly seems to prove Dyche's theory right.

Ings needed considerable time to settle in at Burnley after his move from Bournemouth. In his first two years at Turf Moor the striker only managed to score six goals, though, in his defence, Ings did have a serious knee injury to contend with between the two campaigns.

In fact, it is really just Ings' last two seasons that have demonstrated his goalscoring ability, with his Championship Player of the Year winning season being followed up with a strong showing in the Premier League last season.

So however slow he might start Liverpool fans, just remember that patience and perseverance are the keys to unlocking his ability. 

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