Report: Still no compensation fee agreed between Liverpool and Burnley for Danny Ings

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Ings joined Liverpool in the summer after his contract expired at Burnley.

Liverpool are expected to discover what to pay Burnley in the New Year for striker Danny Ings, according to a report in the Liverpool Echo.

Ings signed for the Reds in the summer after his contract expired at Turf Moor but given he was still under the age of 24, the Reds are obliged to pay a compensation fee to the Clarets. No such deal has been agreed yet, and it seems as though it will be going to a tribunal.

The forward is currently sidelined because of an ACL injury he picked up in training and as a result has yet to feature under manager Jurgen Klopp. Prior to the German's arrival, Ings had found the net three times in all competitions, including his last appearance in his first Merseyside derby, with his work rate and effort endearing him to the club's supporters, and earning him a call-up to the England squad.

It is said that Liverpool were prepared to pay £6 million for Ings, while Burnley have claimed that bid of £12 million was made by Tottenham Hotspur, which is likely to drive up any fee.

Both sides, however, have been urged to settle before a tribunal but so far no agreement has been forthcoming. 

Given the way Ings began his career at Anfield, there will be some who suggest that Liverpool are being a little bit stingy, but the full effect of Ings on the Reds side is not yet known because of his injury blow last month. Who knows how he will fare under Jurgen Klopp?

However, any judgement is said to be only considered about the player up until June, and not any subsequent performances. 

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