Liverpool have completed a move for England Under-21 striker Danny Ings, and we look at the best social media reaction surrounding the news.
The Reds have officially signed the 22-year-old, with news breaking on Monday morning that he had sealed a free transfer to Anfield, subject to a medical. Like James Milner, he will become a Liverpool player on 1st July.
Ings enjoyed an impressive season at Premier League strugglers Burnley in 2014/15, scoring 11 of his side’s 28 goals and often looking like their only genuine attacking threat.
Liverpool confirm deal for Danny Ings: http://t.co/tYRS0F3R1g pic.twitter.com/gO4jXNSrns
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) June 8, 2015
The Englishman is a player with good pace, clever movement and an eye for goal, and represents a definite upgrade on the likes of Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert.
Here is the best social media reaction to the news of Ings’ signing:
Burnley and Liverpool still in talks over a fee & are hopeful of reaching an agreement without the need for a Premier League tribunal.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) June 8, 2015
Danny Ings will join @LFC on July 1 after agreeing personal terms. Compensation is yet to be agreed between @LFC and @BurnleyOfficial
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) June 8, 2015
If he can deliver HALF of that for us next season… https://t.co/EGbseCYFIV
— LFCZA ?? ???? (@LFCZA) June 8, 2015
One thing which I love about Ings, he does a ton for charity. This is a really touching photo. pic.twitter.com/MHTMJOTIPN
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) June 8, 2015
‘Zinedine Biscan’ on the forum:
Well, it’s done. Can’t say it’s one I’m particularly excited about, but let’s hope he’s amazing. I just have a feeling we’ll see a loan in his future 12 months down the line.
Welcome to Liverpool, @IngsDanny.
— Joe Musker (@JosephMusker) June 8, 2015
Ings will offer much more of a goalscoring threat than Borini and Lambert, trust me. #LFC
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) June 8, 2015
Ings for Borini/Origi for Lambert are upgrades (retains UEFA association-trained player). With Mario replacement, all also see FFP profit.
— Dave Phillips (@lovefutebol) June 8, 2015
Ya'll can moan all you want about Danny Ings but the fact remains he was better last season than the shit we had on the bench. #SquadPlayer
— Karl (@KarlThyer) June 8, 2015
‘RazvanLFC’ on the forum:
If Ings is signed in place of borini and we still buy that great new striker then I’m fine with it.
Not convinced by Ings at all, only upside is that he's got resale value when #LFC decide to sell him next summer.
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) June 8, 2015
Danny Ings scored 11 goals in the Premier League this term, more than Liverpool's four senior strikers combined (8). pic.twitter.com/HL9OMs20Xh
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 8, 2015
Liverpool had wanted to pay around £5m compensation, but Burnley want more because Spurs were willing to pay £12m for Ings.
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) June 8, 2015
Ings can only get better. #LFC
— Johnny Messias (@JDMessias) June 8, 2015
‘Hope in your heart’ on the forum:
My question on this move would be: what does he offer us what we don’t already have, apart from being English? I for one can’t see what he offers us more than Borini for instance.
Think Ings has something about him, just not sure how sitting on our bench gets it out of him mind you.
— James Fishlock (@JimFish286) June 8, 2015
Liverpool are doing much needed business, signing @IngsDanny . He's got bags of potential. Wish him well.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 8, 2015
Milner & Ings for next to nothing is very good business by #LFC, we need morequality though who can go straight into the starting line-up.
— Simon Collings (@simoncollings82) June 8, 2015