Liverpool and Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Danny Ings performance for England under-21s

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur fans react on Twitter to Danny Ings' display for England's under-21 side.

New Liverpool signing Danny Ings started, but could not save England's under-21 side from defeat.

The striker clinched his move to the Reds before the tournament began, and may be thankful he did so beforehand.

Ings was starting his first match of the European Championships, previously used as a substitute, but could not influence the game in the Three Lions favour in a 3-1 loss to Italy.

The striker missed an early chance, hitting the side netting with a chance when it seemed easier to score, and England soon after conceding two quick fire goals, never to recover.

The loss meant Gareth Southgate's side were eliminated, having scored only two goals in three games, and winning one and losing two.

Ings' performance failed to win over Liverpool supporters - touching the ball just 37 times and failing to hit the target during the 90 minutes. 

Here is a look at some of the reaction to his display:

Liverpool fans

Tottenham fans

While Liverpool were the side to clinch Ings' signature, Tottenham Hotspur attempted to do so, with SkySports explaining how they submitted an offer to try and bring him in at the end of last month.

He was playing up front alongside their star man Harry Kane, but fans were left feeling fortunate to have missed out.

In defence of Danny Ings

The former Burnley striker was not the only player to under perform for England against Italy. Harry Kane failed to find the score sheet once again, his third blank in three games.

Any reaction to his performance should be kept in context of his 30 plus goals in all competitions last season for Spurs, and while Ings was not as prolific, the same should apply.

He reached double figures for a relegated Burnley side, and did enough to persuade Liverpool he was worth signing. Judgements will really count next season when he is wearing the Reds shirt, not in a team managed by Gareth Southgate.

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