Danny Ings has officially left Liverpool to sign for Southampton.
James Milner has wished Danny Ings the best of luck following confirmation of his Liverpool departure on Monday evening.
The Champions League winners announced that they had sold the 26-year-old striker to Southampton in a potential £20 million transfer [The Daily Mail].
That’s one hell of a bargain for Liverpool by virtue of the fact that Ings had only managed 14 Premier League appearances on Merseyside since joining under Brendan Rodgers in 2015.
Furthermore, the Anfield side only spent around £6.5 million on signing the former Burnley marksman, and Liverpool supporters on Twitter praised Director of Football Michael Edwards for his business nous after the deal was announced.
Milner joined the club only four days before Ings after his contract at Manchester City expired, and here’s what the veteran midfielder said on Twitter:
Ings, who spent last season at Southampton, netted seven Premier League goals in 24 games for the Saints.
You could argue that his Liverpool career was over before it ever really started after suffering a season-ending injury within months of joining – and then another the following year.
To make things worse for Ings, Rodgers, who brought him to Anfield, was sacked shortly before his first layoff and it was always going to be hard to impress a manager who didn’t sign you.