Danny Ings has revealed the reasons why he stayed at Liverpool, despite strong speculation linking him with a move away.
He was widely expected to leave the club in January, with a number of clubs including West Brom, Newcastle and Crystal Palace all though to be interested. However, the former Burnley striker has said he ‘didn’t want to give up’ on his Anfield career and decided to fight for his place, despite the clubs attacking riches.
Ings joined Liverpool in 2015, but has been restricted to just 17 appearances for the club after suffering a series of major injuries. He is now fit and making appearances on the bench, and is determined to try to make his spell on Merseyside a success.
He told the official club website:
“After that long period out and all the hard work I didn’t want to give up. It’s such a great club and a great team, it’s all I wanted to be part of.
“Going into the back end of the season now, I know that if I work hard enough I can get some more minutes and try to contribute to the team as much as I can. I’m looking forward to it.”
On his day, Ings is a deadly striker, scoring 11 goals in 35 appearances for Burnley in the 2014/15 season, despite the Clarets struggles at the bottom of the league. That form earned him his move to Anfield, where Liverpool were forced to pay up to £8m for the striker, a fee determined by a tribunal.