Danny Ings is an English footballer that plays for Premier League club Liverpool FC. Renowned for his electric pace both with and without the ball, whilst possessing an eye for goal and powerful heading ability, Ings stands as one of the most exciting prospects in English football.
Born in Winchester, Hampshire, Ings began playing competitively for notorious academy set-up of Southampton where he was arguably prematurely released by the club. His departure from Southampton spurred the player to sign for local rivals Bournemouth on a two-year apprentice contract where he developed well under his new club's guidance and broke into the first team making his debut on 6 October 2009 against Northampton Town in the Football League Trophy. Over the course of the 2009/10 and following season, Ings would pose as a bit-part player making 30 appearances in total whilst displaying signs of real promise as a number 9 striker.
With Ings impressing various scouts of bigger clubs Liverpool, Newcastle United and Celtic, Bournemouth were inundated with offers however it was Championship side Burnley that managed to capture the young player's signature in a deal worth £1 million. Initially Ings was used as a back-up for starters Jay Rodriguez and Charlie Austin however the departure of Rodriguez to Southampton saw Ings hold a regular position within the team. Again through another sale, this time of Charlie Austin to QPR, resulted in Ings becoming the club's main striker which he took in his stride through dazzling performances, scoring goals, and gaining the acclaims of fans and pundits. The 2013/14 season would prove as Ings' breakout season by being awarded the Championship Player of the Year through helping Burnley to gain promotion to the illustrious Premier League with 26 goals to his name. With Ings' goalscoring prowess and Liverpool's loss of star man Luis Suarez to Barcelona and Danny Sturridge' injury concerns the Merseyside club approached Burnley over the availability of the player which saw him signed for a deal rumoured to be in the region of £10 million.
Now a Liverpool player, Ings hopes to emulate his past form and produce the performances to push Liverpool up the Premier League table and also stake a claim for a spot in the England national team. Ings has been a key feature for the England U21 team making 13 appearances and scoring four goals.