BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 20, 2017: Liverpool's Danny Ings during the Under-23 FA Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Leeds looking at January move for Danny Ings – reports

Liverpool striker Danny Ings faces a fight for game time after a long spell out injured and media reports suggest Leeds United want him in January.

Despite finally making his return to senior competitive action last month in the League Cup fixture against Leicester City, Ings is at best fourth-choice central striker under Jurgen Klopp.

With new addition Dominic Solanke impressing early on, even the role of cameo striker is a difficult one for Ings to work toward and he has spent much of this term regaining form and fitness with the U23 side.

Now ESPN (via Express) are reporting that Championship club Leeds United want to sign the ex-Burnley man in the winter window, to aid their promotion tilt.

In 2013/14 Ings scored 21 times in the Championship for his former club, helping them up to the Premier League in the process and sparking the chain of events which led to him joining the Reds.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 23, 2017: Liverpool's Danny Ings looks dejected as his side lose 2-0 during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

However it hasn’t worked out at Anfield, with Ings managing three goals in eight games in his debut campaign before suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

He played once at the end of that campaign and made only two appearances last season in the League Cup, tallying 49 minutes in total.

That means Ings has managed just 92 minutes on the pitch for the Reds’ first team since October 2015—a full two years to the day since his last game in 15/16, against Everton.

Leeds are currently fifth in the second tier, three points off the automatic promotion spots.

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