New Liverpool signing Danny Ings: I am itching to get started

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The former Burnley striker was an unused substitute against Stoke and has admitted he is looking forward to featuring for the Reds.

Summer Liverpool signing Danny Ings has admitted that he is itching to get started for his new club, but will be patient in the build-up to his Reds debut, as per the club’s official website.

The English forward impressed last season at Turf Moor, before signing for the Anfield outfit over the summer to bolster Brendan Rodgers’ options in the final third.

Ings was all set to be introduced from the bench in the dying minutes of the Merseysiders’ 1-0 win over Stoke at the Britannia Stadium last week, but saw his opportunity taken away from him as Rodgers changed his mind following Philippe Coutinho’s late goal.

With Liverpool set to host Bournemouth on Monday night, the gifted attacker will potentially get another chance to be introduced to the action for his new club.

"I was just itching to get on but you have to be as patient as you can be," he told the club’s official website.

"Football can be fantastic when you are playing week in, week out, but the toughest times are when you are not starting every week.

"It is important you keep that strong mentality as it is important you are positive around the group.

"I come in every day with a smile on my face because I know I'm working with good people and fantastic players.

"I try my best not to leave the training pitch without knowing that I've improved some part of my game, whether it's speed, tactical or technical.

"It's important that I work hard every day to become the best I can be for myself and for Liverpool.

"It's always important that even if you're on the bench or not starting games, you're always ready to be called upon.”

Christian Benteke’s big-money signing over the summer suggests that Ings will have to get used to a lot of time on the bench, with Rodgers all of a sudden having lots of options in attack.

Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi are also in the reckoning to get a starting berth in the Liverpool team.

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