Danny Ings’ career at Liverpool didn’t really take off last season as he picked up a nasty ACL injury just a few days after Jurgen Klopp arrived. The English striker was brought to the club after his contract expired with Burnley, who were relegated from the top flight that season.
Brendan Rodgers was the manager bringing in the star forward but with Jurgen Klopp coming in, a lot was said about the future of the 23-year-old. Ings did play nine games last season and scored thrice but more than that, it was his work rate and energy that saw him win a lot of plaudits from the Anfield faithful.
Cue the start of the new season and there are fresh doubts about Ings staying at the club with a whole host of teams looking to sign the former Burnley forward. One club being linked with a move for the Liverpool attacker is Rangers but their rivals Celtic also seem to be in the running for the 23-year-old.
Celtic were actually in the list of teams wanting to sign the striker up when his contract situation came to light at Burnley but obviously the glamour of the Premier League was a major factor in Ings’ decision to move to Anfield.
The one thing that can work in the favour of the Hoops is the fact that most of the clubs, including Rangers, who are trying to sign Ings are only looking to bring him on loan as the striker still is working on his fitness and the more games he plays the better that would be for him.
As everyone knows, Celtic are in a better financial condition than their neighbours and the fact that they have a chance of Champions League football, even a small one, could be a major turning point for Ings who missed so much of last season.
The other issue is that Celtic have Brendan Rodgers as their manager and the Northern Irishman could land the striker on a loan deal from his previous club. Celtic might not grudge the fact that another striker would be in their team but Ings is a player who brings a lot to the table and something that the Scottish Premiership side could use to great extent this season.
Ings would also not mind a move to Scotland for a few months just to get back to fitness and the Rodgers factor would certainly make Glasgow a great option for the 23-year-old striker.