Liverpool’s backup striker has been a regular for the U-23s this term, scoring goals and earning praise for his attitude with the club’s younger players.
He has been largely unable to secure first-team football, though, with just one appearance for Jurgen Klopp‘s side in 2017/18.
That came in mid-September, when he made a 17-minute sub appearance in the EFL Cup defeat at Leicester.
Ings has not yet even managed to make the bench for a Premier League game as yet, and the 25-year-old stands little chance of breaking in given the form of the Reds’ attack.
As a result it’s probable that a temporary spell away in January is the best opportunity for the former Burnley man to get a regular run of top-flight action.
Ings has a contract with Liverpool until 2020 and half a campaign performing well elsewhere could still mean the Reds fetch a decent fee for him in the summer.
After Liverpool signed Ings in the summer of 2015, injuries have decimated his time at Anfield and he has played just 12 senior matches to date, scoring three goals.