Newcastle United are said to be looking to sign a new striker in January and Danny Ings has emerged as one of the options for Rafael Benitez.
It is unlikely that Jurgen Klopp will agree a permanent deal to sell the striker who is apparently keen to prove himself at Liverpool, but the Shields Gazette reports that the Magpies are also open to signing him on a short-term loan.
Ings, who has made just 6 Premier League appearances for Liverpool since his arrival from Burnley in the summer of 2015, recently said that he feels he still has “a big part to play” at Liverpool.
The 25-year-old suffered a cruciate ligament rupture that kept him out for most of his first season at Anfield. Ings made his return in the final game of the campaign against West Brom but couldn’t make any impact in his second season as well with a knee surgery keeping him out for another full campaign.
While there is no doubt about his professionalism and commitment to get back to full fitness after two horrific seasons, finding a place in Jurgen Klopp’s plans is likely to be tougher with the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Dominic Solanke and even Ben Woodburn ahead of him waiting in the queue at the moment.
Ings, though, would require regular first-team action after his long-term absence from top-flight football, and sending him on loan to a Premier League club would suit all parties as despite his huge talent, wasting him on the bench will only degrade his value.
Do you think Danny Ings has a future at Liverpool with the attack department jam-packed at the moment?