The Reds signed Solanke after his contract with the Premier League champions expired, with the 20-year-old making 10 appearances so far this season.
His move was technically a free transfer, but since Solanke is under 24, the Blues are entitled to payment.
And with the two clubs unable to agree a set value, a tribunal is set to determine how much the youngster is worth, with vastly contrasting suggestions from either party.
It is claimed that Chelsea will use Solanke’s recent call-up to the England senior squad to strengthen their claim, along with his role for the Reds and previous success with the England U20s.
Ings arrived as a high-potential young forward who had already scored 11 goals in 35 games for the Clarets in the Premier League, as well as making 13 outings for the England U21s.
Shortly after joining the Reds he received his first England cap, though he was struck down with a nightmare ACL injury on returning from international duty, days after Klopp’s arrival.
It remains unclear as to whether this should influence the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC)’s decision, however.
Detailing the tribunal process in 2015, the Guardian‘s Paul Wilson explained how “the player’s playing record is looked at, in terms of first-team appearances and international call-ups.”
But the Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe claimed that “a commission should only consider the player’s valuation at the time he was sold.”
However, given the tribunal considers the player’s future, as well as the past and present, it is arguable that this can be submitted as evidence of Solanke’s potential.
Other factors such as the length of time a player was at their previous club, the contracts offered by both parties and interest from other sides are also considered.