The young Liverpool striker has clearly impressed his more experienced teammate this season.
The former Burnley striker has scored two goals in six matches since arriving at Anfield, and while he did not get on the score-sheet in the recent 3-2 victory against Aston Villa he played a vital role in the win.
Ings played up front with Daniel Sturridge and the England international’s brace owed much to the hard work and presence of the 23-year-old.
That is something Milner noticed having opened the scoring himself at the weekend, and speaking to liverpoolfc.com, the former Manchester City player said, “I thought Danny Ings was exceptional up there with him (Sturridge) as well.”
With Christian Benteke currently out injured, Ings now has the chance to stake a claim to be a first-choice option for Brendan Rodgers’ side, and on this evidence he has an excellent case.
Ings finished last season with 11 goals for Burnley and given his age and innate talent he could go on to become one of Liverpool’s most important strikers in recent years; and considering the players they have had in their ranks, that is saying something.