The 27-year-old striker has made it clear that Liverpool did not push him out of the door, but it was his own decision to move away from Anfield to play regular first-team football after recovering from injury issues.
Ings told The Daily Mail: “The best way to say it is that they didn't push me out of the door. It was in my court to leave.
“What an experience it was to be among all that, so to have it taken away from me hurt. It really hurt.
“I just knew I had to go and make a name for myself and be the player I wanted to be.”
Good decision from Danny Ings?
Ings joined Liverpool in 2015, but the former Burnley striker failed to make a huge impact at Anfield due to serious injury problems.
With Liverpool having such a strong attacking lineup, it was always going to be tough for the Englishman to feature week in and week out for the Reds.
Southampton will face Liverpool away from home at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
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