Liverpool are wasting Danny Ings, says ex-Man United defender

Danny Higginbotham says Danny Ings isn't fazed by playing for Liverpool

Danny Ings is being wasted by Liverpool this season, according to Danny Higginbotham.

The England Under-21 international scored in successive games for Liverpool after netting their only goal in normal time in a penalty shootout victory over Carlisle United mid-week.

Ings was used in left midfield against Manchester United and Norwich City despite the striker forging a reputation as a dangerous goal-scorer for Burnley in the Premier League last season.

And former United defender Higginbotham urged Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to play Ings in a centre-forward role or as part of a three-man attack in their upcoming games.

Higginbotham told Independent: “Ings is also a dangerous player, who has shown with his two goals in two games that the pressure of playing in a Liverpool shirt is something he can deal with.

“He is capable of running the channels to collect the ball in the pockets of space which the modern game allows there. Instead, he’s being played on the left. That’s a waste of an asset who should be played though the middle, or narrow in a line of three.”

Ings moved to Liverpool from Burnley on a free transfer in the summer window.

The 22-year-old scored a respectable 11 goals in 35 Premier League games for Sean Dyche’s outfit last season.

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Ings has netted four times in 13 appearances for England’s Under-21 side.

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