Why Danny Ings could be the best leaving present from Brendan Rodgers for the new Liverpool boss

Danny Ings was of many new faces brought in during the summer at Liverpool.

Liverpool striker Danny Ings has said he has been pleased with the support he has got from the fans so far during his time at the club having scored his third goal in five games during the 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park.

Ings has become something of a fans favourite during his short time in the side - not only for managing to become the club's top scorer in all competitions so far this season, but his hard work and desire has already earned him a chant on the terraces.

He told the official Liverpool website: “It’s always nice knowing your own fans are extremely behind you and I had it from the moment I made my debut here.

“It’s great to have that support behind me, it gives me great confidence going forward.”

Of course, the big story to emerge on derby day on Merseyside was the sacking of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers shortly after the final whistle - making the game itself something of a forgotten derby. 

But in the background of Rodgers' sacking is the amount of new players he brought in in the summer, only to be sacked after 10 games in all competitions. 

Out of those signings, not many will have thought that Ings would have been the stand-out once they were made. A striker from Burnley who was out of contract at Turf Moor and signed for a fee set by a tribunal - which has yet to meet - was probably not expected to be the best signing so far this summer, especially with two players signing for in the region of £30 million.

His hard work and application has led to him settling into life at Anfield well, and it's the kind of thing that will please whoever the new manager is at the club. Similar work ethic is going to be needed by the rest of the squad in order to get the side back to where it wants to be.

There is of course the chance that the other members of the squad in Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner, Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Adam Bogdan, Joe Gomez and Divock Origi to still be successes at the club as well as other members of the squad.

But Ings in particular is the form man, and his start hasn't been built on anything flash but just hard work. It's what the next Liverpool manager will be demanding of his players.

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