Oh Danny Boy: 4 Clubs Who Should Try to Sign Liverpool Outcast Ings In January

Danny Ings has to be one of the unluckiest players, when it comes to injuries. 


The now 25-year-old's performances saw him fly from non-league Dorchester to the Premier League  in less than four years. His eye for goal at Burnley led to a dream move to the Reds in 2015, where, under Brendan Rodgers, there was a genuine chance he'd become a regular.


However, his Anfield career has been blighted by injury, with Ings suffering Anterior Cruciate Ligament damage in his very first training session under new boss Jurgen Klopp. Almost exactly a year later, he suffered another huge set back with damage to his other knee.


However, now, with Ings gradually coming back to full fitness, with the best part of two seasons missed, his chances at Liverpool seem severely limited with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke all contesting for starting places (not to mention the injured Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane still to come back in). 


The best opportunity for Ings, who has made just 12 Liverpool appearances since his move, may be away from Anfield, but at which club would he have the biggest impact? 


Here are four clubs, where he could resurrect his career in January...

4. Newcastle United

Rafa Benitez's side have been linked with the 25-year-old in recent weeks, as Newcastle look to bring in a natural goalscorer. 


The club have limited attacking options and are relying on goals from the whole team, with centre-back Jamaal Lascelles currently joint-top league scorer with two.


Ings would add a pacy option up front, giving the possibility of playing ahead of Aleksandar Mitrovic. He would have Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Richie to pick out his runs, meaning he wouldn't be lacking service. 

3. Burnley

An option that Ings may favour is a return to Burnley. He knows the system and has worked under manager Sean Dyche before, and he would surely be welcomed back by the fans. His contribution to not only the football club, but also the community, was acknowledged and appreciated at Turf Moor, and he would be a regular up top. 


Ings may see this as a step backwards returning to Burnley, but he may also see it as an opportunity to showcase his skills on a regular basis again. 

2. Bournemouth

The Cherries have scored the second-fewest goals in the Premier League this season (6) despite possessing a number of quality striking options in Jermain Defoe, Benik Afobe, Callum Wilson and Josh King. 


Eddie Howe will be hoping that it is just bad early season luck and his strikers can get over the hump, but he needs them to do that sooner rather than later. 


Ings started his career down on the south coast, and he may be tempted for a return to the Cherries. However, he would face competition for a regular starting place, and his arrival may give the current forwards a boost to kick on. Whether or not Bournemouth start scoring regularly before January will determine whether Howe dips into the market for a striker. 

1. Leeds United

One possible option for the 25-year-old is to drop down a division. In the 2013/14 season, Ings won Championship Player of the Season, helping Burnley gain promotion to the Premier League. He has experience of going up and performing well in the second tier, something that a club like Leeds could use. 


Leeds lost their main forward, Chris Wood, last summer to Ings' former side Burnley, and have yet to replace him. The one-cap England international would be an exciting addition at Elland Road, as the club chase promotion back to the Premier League.

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