REPORT: Liverpool Man Being Heavily Linked With Permanent Palace Move

0 Posted by - July 30, 2018 - News

Over the last few years, Crystal Palace have picked up something of a habit when it comes to signing Liverpool players. Whether you look at Martin Kelly, Christian Benteke or Mamadou Sakho, it’s clear to see that Steve Parish and co. have an appreciation for the men in red and now, it looks as though the Eagles are being heavily linked with a move for Anfield frontman, Danny Ings.

The former Burnley striker made the switch to Merseyside back in the summer of 2015 but has managed a grand total of 25 appearances for them in the three years that have passed since; thanks in no small to a horrendous run of luck in relation to long-term injuries. Now, with the 26-year-old itching to play regular football whilst being confronted with the gargantuan task of displaying one of Salah, Firmino or Mane from the Reds’ starting XI, it looks as though he’s ready to move on, even though manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to keep hold of him ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

I can certainly see why Ings himself is desperate to wipe the slate clean and start again but with such a lack of regular game-time since his big move, it’s no surprise to find many partisan and impartial observers publicly questioning whether or not he’ll up to the task of playing Premier League football from week to week.

According to The Guardian’s report at the top of the page, Liverpool have set their asking price for Ings at a hefty £20 million, which in itself highlights how desperate Klopp is to hold onto him in case of injury to their current starting trio. That said, it’s worth considering that Ings has scored a grand total of 14 Premier League goals in his career and was allowed to leave Burnley for just £7.5 million prior to his well-documented injury nightmare at Anfield.

I dare say Roy Hodgson is confident of getting Danny firing if he does manage to remain fit and healthy throughout the upcoming season but with a sizeable transfer fee, it feels to me like a tremendous risk to take on our part, particularly when there are other positions (namely central midfield and out wide) that are in more pressing need of restocking.

We shall see how this one pans out over the next few days.

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6 Comments

  • Spiceboy July 30, 2018 - 6:55 am Reply

    Wasted your ink on that story we defo won’t pay that much as we simply don’t have the money. Can’t see kouyate of westham happening either. Maybe Roma player& a couple of loans. Having watched the reading away game if we sell wilf we will be relegated & the sloth is not premiership quality.

    • Gordon July 30, 2018 - 9:26 am Reply

      Agree with you about Wilf, Spiceboy, but not about Sorloth. I thought his performance against Reading was fairly encouraging with an excellent goal. Wilf’s post-match interview was interesting, commenting that the 2 of them haven’t played much together so far but that he was enjoying working with him. He’ll improve given more playing time.

  • Jose Fonte, baby? Jose Fonte, oh, oh, oh July 30, 2018 - 8:01 am Reply

    The 7.5m was set by Tribunal, he left on a bosman after contract expired but Burnley were entitled to a fee due to him being under 24.

    Very different to our other style of strikers and be interesting to see if he presses high if he joins. Good player but would rather not buy from Liverpool as they shaft us on fees. This then reduces budget for rest of team.

    • Gordon July 30, 2018 - 8:48 am Reply

      Totally agree about dealing with LFC. They made us pay top dollar for 2 players who were out of favour.

      • Jose Fonte, baby? Jose Fonte, oh, oh, oh July 30, 2018 - 9:16 am Reply

        Exactly. Sakho had been told he would never play under Klopp and was unfit yet cost 25m. Benteke didn’t fit Klopp’s style and was well out of form yet cost 30m.

        Danny Ings is a good player but you could probably find a player in better form and with a better injury record for less money elsewhere.

        That article on F365 that said we are the anti-Southampton didn’t spot the point that Soton sell to Liverpool for inflated fees whereas we buy from Liverpool for inflated fees.

  • Sydenham Eagle July 30, 2018 - 1:30 pm Reply

    Would pay half of that maybe. Fact is he’s played 25 times in 3 years. Doesn’t warrant a 20 million fee. We should offer decent terms and a small fee and get him to push for the move

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