Danny Ings will make his full Liverpool debut against Man United on Saturday evening, according to reports on Friday.
Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph writes that Ings will make his first start for the club against Man United, adding that “Ings scored two goals in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Wolves during the international break.”
Should the news of Ings’ inclusion turn out to be true, it will be a tactical move by Brendan Rodgers that will please many.
The 23-year-old scored 11 Premier League goals for relegated Burnley last season, including a well-taken effort away at Old Trafford.
Much has been made of how isolated Christian Benteke has been up front at times, especially in the 3-0 loss to West Ham in their last outing, and the Englishman would certainly make a difference in that respect.
However, there is every chance Ings could be deployed in a wide position in a 4-3-3 formation, rather than alongside Benteke in the 4-4-2 diamond that many have been desperate to see.
It will be interesting to see how Rodgers sets up his side for the battle against Louis van Gaal’s men, with key man Philippe Coutinho suspended.
Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana remain doubts for the Old Trafford showdown, which as ever, will be the standout fixture this weekend.
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