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Leeds United Tipped As The Next Destination For This Liverpool Ace: Will He Be A Quality Signing?

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As per Football Whispers (which calculates the likelihood of a transfer taking place after going through all the rumours), Liverpool’s injury-prone forward Danny Ings is likely to be one of the candidates to make a move to the Elland Road during the January transfer window.

After Yosuke Ideguchi and Dwight Gayle, Ings is placed 3rd in the list of probable incomings into Thomas Christiansen’s squad once the transfer window reopens in winter. Leeds United are undergoing a period of positive ramifications and there is absolutely no doubt about it.

Under the tutelage of Christiansen, the Whites have inked a decent start to their Championship season as they have already collected 20 points from their 10 outings and are placed at the 3rd spot in the league table.

However, their recent 3-1 defeat at the hands of Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium this midweek has put one or two question marks on their calibre. They were close to earning a playoff spot last season under Garry Monk but withered away during the business end which hindered their progress.

Christiansen is unlikely to be complacent with his team’s productivity and despite making as many as 16 additions over the course of the summer transfer window, club’s Director of Football Victor Orta is still very ambitious to pursue some more names in the near future.

Apparently, they have put Ings on their radar, although his saddening injury spells might urge the Peacocks to think many times before striking a deal. The one-time English international has played merely 17 minutes of competitive football in last 11 months, which should be a cause for concern.

Ings emerged through the youth ranks of Bournemouth and after a decent spell with the senior side of the Cherries, Burnley made him sign on the dotted line in the summer of 2011. It was during his time with the Clarets that he became a household name and drew attention from the football fraternity.

Eventually, Liverpool signed him a couple of seasons ago but two threatening knee injuries saw his career getting stagnated. He is contracted with the Reds until 2021 and thus, Jurgen Klopp is seemingly likely to fancy a loan move for the Englishman to brush himself up.

The 25-year-old is a very capable forward who can bang goals left right and centre and has the requisite experience to ensure that Leeds United cross the line this time around. However, considering that the last time he managed to stay fit for more than 6 months on the stretch was in 2015, the Yorkshire based club should be cautious in their pursuit as the element of risk would be involved.

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