Danny Ings explains why he can be an effective player for Liverpool

Ings may not be the Reds' first choice striker going into the new season, but he believes he has something he can offer the Reds.

Liverpool striker Danny Ings has been explaining to the club's official website how he can be an effective member of the Reds' side this season. 

Ings signed this summer after his contract expired at Burnley following their relegation from the Premier League but even with a big step up at Liverpool he believes he has what it takes to make an effective contribution. 

He said on Liverpool's website: "What I've found was really effective, even at Championship level, was making runs constantly in behind.

"As soon as a defender switches off that run in behind is so effective.

"As long as there's someone stretching the pitch and you've got your creative players behind you in that space - and you've got players at this football club to feed those runs - you can be an effective team.

"It's certainly something I'm looking forward to."

The 23-year-old is probably not seen as a frontline forward this season with the signing of Christian Benteke from Aston Villa making the Belgian forward the second most expensive signing in the club's history. 

Ings certainly makes one or two good points about how he could be useful for the Reds as they did struggle to stretch opposition defences for much of last season.

For too long in periods of the season, Liverpool looked static going into the final third - particularly on the occasions when Mario Balotelli was leading the line, which led to Brendan Rodgers using Raheem Sterling as a striker. 

Even when Daniel Sturridge was battling to rediscover some kind of fitness, the Reds looked that bit more potent so even if Ings isn't first choice it's good for the side to have an option of one player who has a lot of energy and can run the channels well, and get in behind defenders.

Ings gave a demonstration with his goal against Adelaide United in the pre-season friendly, where the played off the shoulder of the defender, timed his run well to get in and behind - getting his reward by finding the net at the end of it. 

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