Danny Ings will make the step up at Liverpool, says Emile Heskey

The England U21 forward is set to join from Burnley, with some suggesting he may struggle with the increased expectation at Anfield.

Emile Heskey is confident that Danny Ings will have no problem making the step up at Liverpool, he has posted on Kicca.

The forward became Liverpool’s second signing of the summer when he joined at the end of his contract at Burnley earlier in the month, although the two clubs will have to agree a compensation package for him due to his age.

Manager Brendan Rodgers moved quickly to secure the England U21 man, who impressed for the relegated Clarets last season, scoring 11 goals in 35 Premier League appearances in his debut top-flight campaign.

Playing for the Reds will be a big step up, although Heskey has no concerns that Ings will not be able to make it at Anfield.

“It will be really interesting to see how striker Danny Ings gets on at Liverpool next season,” he wrote on Kicca.

“He had a fantastic season with Burnley last year and now he has to reproduce that form at Anfield. However, I am confident he will make the step up. He has answered every question thrown at him so far.”

Ings will need careful management

Whether Ings struggles to make the step up at Anfield will likely rest in the hands of Brendan Rodgers.

This season in particular has seen him mismanage Rickie Lambert, with a lack of game time for the former Southampton man having ruined what is likely to be a short stint at Anfield.

They cannot afford to use Ings in a similar manner; with his relatively young age meaning game time is vitally important to his development if he is to build on the progress he made last year with Burnley. If Liverpool use him right, though, then there is no denying that they may have a top player on their hands for the future.

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