Liverpool face a transfer battle with Celtic for the services of striker Danny Ings, according to reports.
The Daily Mirror claims the SPL outfit have taken an interest in the Burnley forward, as manager Neil Lennon looks to ‘buy British’.
Ings is currently enjoying the finest season of his career, and has been rewarded for his form at Turf Moor with a call-up to the England U21s.
He’s scored twice in two matches. Celtic have certainly been alerted to his ability, and sent assistant manager Gary Parker to watch the player in action at the weekend.
The Bhoys appear to be keeping a close eye on the second tier of English football, scouting James Vaughan twice before being warned off a move to bring the player to Celtic Park.
However, they aren’t the only club keen on Ings, with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers also linked with a move.
The paper claims the Reds chief is keen to add the 21-year-old as competition for Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, who have enjoyed a great run of form in the early stages of the Premier League season.
Ings is untested in the top flight, but that has stopped Liverpool from taking a punt on a player in the past, with Jonjo Shelvey and Jordon Ibe two recent Anfield examples.