Danny Ings confident of competing with big money Liverpool signings

Liverpool's Danny Ings celebrates after scoring their first goal with team mates

The Reds have spent heavily on improving their forward options this summer.

Liverpool's Danny Ings scores their first goalLiverpool's Danny Ings scores their first goal

Danny Ings has told the Liverpool Echo he is backing himself to outdo Liverpool’s big money signings and earn himself a first team spot next season. 

The striker spent most of last season on the treatment table with a ligament injury following a bright start to life at Anfield.

In that time he has had to watch the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi shine under Jurgen Klopp last season.

Liverpool's Danny Ings celebrates scoring their first goalLiverpool's Danny Ings celebrates scoring their first goal

He has also seen the club spend big money on new forwards, with Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum both arriving for £34 million and £23 million respectively this summer. 

That leaves Ings with a major battle on his hands to secure a starting role but says he is backing himself in that fight.

“For me, it’s not about price-tags. It’s about your individual qualities,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“The only competition I’ve got now is myself. It’s fairly similar to last summer, [but] I feel like I’m going from strength to strength. Physically I’m in top shape and mentally as well.”

Liverpool's Danny Ings celebrates after scoring their first goal with team matesLiverpool's Danny Ings celebrates after scoring their first goal with team mates

It now remains to be seen if Ings can be a first team regular for Liverpool next season.

There is no denying he has a tough fight to get in to the team given the quality that Jurgen Klopp does have available to him at present.

Ings' all action style fits perfectly into how Klopp wants his side to play though, and he will be hoping to convince his manager as much during pre-season.

Liverpool's Danny IngsLiverpool's Danny Ings

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