Liverpool transfers: Danny Ings a no-brainer, says John Aldridge
John Aldridge wants Liverpool to sign Danny Ings
John Aldridge believes Danny Ings would be a good Liverpool signing.
The Reds are being linked with a summer move for the Burnley striker after opting against a deal to sign the England Under-21 international in the January transfer window.
Ings has scored seven goals and has made three assists in 20 Premier League appearances following Burnley’s promotion to the top-flight.
Former Liverpool striker Aldridge, who scored 63 Reds goals, backed the Merseyside outfit’s pursuit of the 22-year-old striker.
Speaking to Liverpool Echo, Aldridge said: “The more I think about Liverpool’s interest in Danny Ings, the more I think it is a no-brainer.
“Ings has got great potential, and he’s scoring goals for a Burnley team that hasn’t been doing much of that since being promoted.
“I’d rather see us spend £5million on someone like Ings than spend the same amount on, say, Iago Aspas, someone from abroad who doesn’t really know about the English game.
“Big goalscorers cost about £50m-£60m, so that won’t be happening. Ings wouldn’t be regarded as much of a gamble given what we’ve spent in the past on some players.
“He knows where the goal is and he will improve.”
The Liverpool target has scored seven strikes and has created three goals for his Burnley team-mates in 19 Premier League appearances this season, effortlessly making the step up from the Championship.
Clarets striker Ings, who is capped at England Under-21 level, scored 21 goals in 40 Championship appearances as he helped Sean Dyche’s side achieve promotion to the English top-flight.
Liverpool face Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday night.