Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hailed Burnley striker Danny Ings as a 'terrific young player' amid rumours the youngster could move to Anfield in the summer transfer window, reports talkSPORT.
Ings, who has found the back of the net on 10 occasions in his debut Premier League campaign, is set to run out of contract at Turf Moor at the end of the season, and looks set to depart the club after failing to secure their safety.
Of late, then, Liverpool have been linked with the player's signature, with it being claimed that the club will only have to pay the Clarets around £4 million in compensation to complete the deal.
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The Merseyside outfit aren't the only interested party, however, with their Premier League rivals Manchester United also credited with interest in the forward, who is still only 22-years-old.
As well as the Premier League duo, Spanish outfit Real Sociedad have been been linked with the player as former United boss David Moyes goes in search of improving his options in attack in La Liga.
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Reds chief Rodgers, though, clearly rates the player, but has also admitted that the club have a number of different options as they go about improving in the upcoming window.
Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, the Liverpool boss stated: “He’s a terrific young player, but there are a number of options for us to look at."
It's certainly no secret that the Merseyside outfit have failed to produce the goods in attack throughout the course of the campaign. At the end of the day, after the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona last summer, it was always going to be tricky for the Merseyside outfit to replicate last season in terms of goals, but things haven't been good enough under the Rodgers regime in this campaign.
Star man Daniel Sturridge, of course, has failed to maintain his fitness, whilst the attacking duo of Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli haven't been good enough to lead the line for the club all season long.
Solid signing for Liverpool
Ultimately, Liverpool are in need of change up front this summer, and the signing of Ings can only be a good thing for the club. Don't get me wrong, the Burnley hit-man isn't going to solve the club's problems on his own, but he will no doubt prove a fine coup for the club.
At such a young age, the striker has shown the maturity to prove that he's more than capable on England's elite stage. It's crucial, though, that the Reds hierarchy add a top, top name to compete with the Burnley man and Sturridge for places next term.
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