Time and again in the game of football, we have witnessed the careers of talented yet unfortunate players getting plagued by injuries and one of the latest additions to the list is Danny Ings. Having emerged through the youth ranks of Bournemouth, Ings had made a name for himself as a fine forward after his transfer to Burnley. His subsequent move to Liverpool in the summer of 2015 hasn’t yielded substantial results so far as injuries have really halted his progress.
The 25-year-old has suffered two cruciate knee ligament injuries, owing to which he failed to showcase his calibre with the Reds. He worked tirelessly to get back into the scheme of things and has plied his trade on a few occasions with the reserve side of Liverpool.
Competition for places in the ranks of Jurgen Klopp’s side isn’t unfamiliar to the football fraternity and for obvious reasons, Klopp is desirous of shipping Ings out on loan in January so that he could get some games under his belt.
As per one of the latest reports by The Sun, West Ham United are perceived to be very keen to secure the services of Ings. The Hammers are placed at the 18th spot in the league table and are in all sorts of trouble.
After they sacked Slaven Bilic from the managerial post owing to their devastating form, they appointed the former manager of Sunderland, David Moyes, in order to prevent the team from falling deeper into the clutches of mediocrity and helplessness.
Moyes has been a perennial admirer of Ings and quite rightly so, for the Englishman’s tally of 21 goals to help Burnley win promotion to the promised land of Premier League in the 2013-14 season is still fresh in our memories.
As reported by The Express last month, Leeds United are also believed to be closely monitoring the status of the attacker. Emphasising the report, we feel that a move to the Elland Road instead of the London Stadium should be a safer bet for Ings to resurrect his career.
West Ham already have the likes of Javier Hernandez, Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew in their arsenal, and thus, it would be hard for Ings to cement his place in the tactical nous of Moyes. At this stroke of the hour, a temporary drop to Championship could help him in finding his former self.
The Whites are a decent side and are capable enough to earn a promotion. But their attackers have been letting them down of late and a breeze of change is the call of the hour. Ings could be a regular starter for them and with a dazzling loan spell in the second division, he might be able to regain his confidence and touch.