Liverpool have completed their second signing of the summer as a deal for Danny Ings from Burnley has just been confirmed.
The Burnley striker is out of contract at the end of June, and will join The Reds on a free transfer at the beginning of July.
Ings is Liverpool’s second signing of the summer, following the acquisition of James Milner, and they have now completed both signings for a whooping transfer fee of zero pounds. Some business.
Whether Ings is of a high enough level to do the business for a side like Liverpool however, remains to be seen.
Ings scored 11 goals for Burnley in his first season in the Premier League and one would assume that with better service, those numbers will only increase at Anfield. Yet when one compares the 22 year old to say, Luis Suarez, who left the club for Barcelona last season, there is still the feeling that the club are not aiming high enough with their transfer targets.
The signings of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert last summer were both, in hindsight, essentially flops. Ings has scored 43 goals in 130 appearances for the Clarets which corresponds to a return of just under 1 in 3.
Not bad, but given the fact that many of those were scored in the lower tier of English football, Ings hardly seems like the type of signing that will shoot Liverpool back into the Premier League title race.