Danny Ings? This is the Liverpool player Rangers should sign instead

Liverpool's Tiago Ilori in action with Exeter's Will Hoskins

Rangers were surprisingly linked with bringing Liverpool's Danny Ings to Ibrox, but is there a more likely option?

Danny Ings celebrates scoring the first goal for LiverpoolDanny Ings celebrates scoring the first goal for Liverpool

Surprise developments last week saw bookies SkyBet slash odds on Rangers signing Liverpool striker Danny Ings.

The odds are even shorter than when we first reported it on Thursday evening, dipping from 7/2 to 23/10.

Yet there remains no movement on a deal, and the Liverpool Echo reported that the Reds are baffled by the suggstion they could allow Ings to leave after just one injury hit year.

Rangers have already snapped up one talent from the Reds this summer though, convincing out of contract youngster Jordan Rossiter to sign.

A more attainable signing could be highly rated centre-back Tiago Ilori.

Liverpool's Tiago Ilori in action with Exeter's Will HoskinsLiverpool's Tiago Ilori in action with Exeter's Will Hoskins

Ilori, 23, was signed by Liverpool in 2013 from sporting Lisbon by Brendan Rodgers, currently the manager of Celtic.

Despite this, Rodgers never gave Ilori a chance, sending him out on loan to clubs in Spain, France, and last season Aston Villa.

Ilori failed to make an impression at Villa and he was recalled, picked in three FA Cup games by new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Despite this, Klopp did not select him in the Premier League or Europa League, and he is expected to exit the club this summer.

The Mirror reported earlier this year that Ilori is likely to be sold, and unlike Danny Ings, he is a player Rangers may be able to snap up without resistance.

England's Harry Kane in action with Portugal's Tiago IloriEngland's Harry Kane in action with Portugal's Tiago Ilori

Illori is a talented centre-back who needs to play regularly to get his career back on track, and showed his potential by man marking Harry Kane out of the game when Portugal met England in the under-21 European Championships last summer.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is renowned for getting the best out of young talent and helping them develop, and he could be just the manager Ilori needs to kick on - and prove a point to Brendan Rodgers too.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophyRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

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