Liverpool have reportedly rejected approaches from eight Premier League clubs for their striker Danny Ings within the last month. A report in ESPN claimed that the Reds are not willing to let go the striker and are prepared to reject any offer for the striker prior to the end of the transfer window.
The 24-year old is yet to play in this season for the Reds after returning from a long-term ACL injury that he sustained in October last year. However, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not perturbed by Ings’ lack of games and is keen to keep the striker at Anfield.
The report claimed that one club was even willing to pay in excess of £20 million for the former Burnley striker.
So far this season, Ings has only played for the Liverpool under-23 side. Yet Klopp is keen to have him with the first-team this season.
“We’re counting on Ingsy. He is a fantastic boy,” the Liverpool manager said earlier this month. “He was injured since October last year and he needed time. Now he’s getting better and better.”
The England international joined the Merseyside club in summer last year as a free agent but Liverpool had to pay his former club Burnley £6.5m upfront and £1.5m in performance-related bonuses after a tribunal in April. With Mario Balotelli set to leave the Reds and Daniel Sturridge always prone to injuries, Ings can play an important role for the Reds in this season.