West Brom's Saido Berahino's position at the club is becoming increasingly untenable
The last two years of Saido Berahino's West Bromwich Albion career have been tumultuous to say the least.
A string of transfer requests have been knocked back by Baggies Chairman Jeremy Peace, followed by a series of public spats.
Although the relationship between player and club has been somewhat repaired over recent months, there is still an underlying feeling of animosity between them both, and a move away from the Hawthorns will surely happen sooner rather than later for Berahino - with his contract expiring in a year's time.
Liverpool's Danny Ings suffered a horrific injury last term, and may find it hard to gain regular first-team football at the club
The ideal scenario for all parties concerned could prove to be a swap deal with involving Danny Ings of Liverpool.
Berahino is a year younger than the Reds marksman, but they possess the same physical attributes, and would have similar valuations in the current market.
Ings' season-ending injury last term, majorly contributed to his struggles to establish himself at the Merseyside club, and maybe a change of scenery would benefit the 23-year-old, given that Divock Origi has leapfrogged him in his absence.
He could re-establish himself as a top Premier League striker, and would be ideal for a West Brom team who play a very direct style and like to get the ball forward to their front-men quickly.
Would Ings be a good fit at West Brom?
If a swap deal with Berahino was to be entertained, Liverpool would gain a young, talented striker, and someone who loves to run in behind the opposition defence. He could form a fantastic partnership with Daniel Sturridge, and although he is fairly similar in style to Divock Origi, he would provide Jurgen Klopp with another dynamic forward option.
Berahino's contract with the Baggies is due to expire next summer, so a move during this transfer window would seem to be beneficial for both player and club, especially if the Midlands outfit could get someone of Ings' calibre in return.
The sticking point could be whether or not Klopp would want to part with the former Burnley man, but it would certainly seem plausible at least, if they were to be offered Berahino in return.
Could Berahino finally realise his potential at Anfield?