Out of contract Danny Ings is a step closer to a move to Liverpool following Burnley being relegated at the weekend. The Clarets were hoping Ings would extend his contract at the end of the season should they have defied the odds and stayed up.

However, Liverpool are not the only club interested in Ings with interest also being shown in the 22 year old striker by Manchester United, Borussia Monchengladbach & Real Sociedad – managed by ex-United boss Davie Moyes who has been a long-time admirer of the Burnley striker.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers views Ings as key to rebuilding his misfiring front line; signings Rickie Lambert & Mario Balotelli have failed to impress this season and look favourite, along with Fabiio Borini, to be offloaded during the summer.

However, the fact remains that, although Danny Ings has the potential to be a very good Premier League striker, it is extremely doubtful that he will be able to fill the gaping 30-goals-plus per season hole left by the departure of Luis Suarez – a player signed not by Rodgers but by Kenny Dalglish.

Couple this with Daniel Sturridge’s apparently chronic injury problems and it looks increasingly likely that Ings may not be the only striker on Brendan Rodgers’ shopping list this summer.

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