By Harvey Byrne
Jurgen Klopp has no intentions on letting striker Danny Ings leave the club either on loan or in a permanent deal this summer, according to a report.
Football Insider reported last Friday that Rangers had been made odds-on favorites to sign Liverpool striker Danny Ings on Friday by betting company Sky Bet.
The Liverpool Echo claim the Red were left baffled about Ings’ link to Rangers and that manager Klopp is convinced the 23-year-old will have a key role to play in the 2016-17 season.
A transfer to Ibrox would be sensational given Ings’ calibre and value. The Merseysiders were ordered to pay Burnley £8million by an independent tribunal for the player even though he moved to Anfield last summer when his contract had expired.
Ings is seen as a good fit for Klopp’s high intensity brand of football, as he plays with great energy both offensively and defensively.
Liverpool signed the England international after he impressed for Burnley during the 2014-15 season, where he scored 11 Premier League goals.
Ings’ 2015-16 season was disrupted by a cruciate ligament injury and he managed just five league appearances before his final0day return against West Brom.
Ings is likely to start next season behind Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge in the striker pecking order and could also be behind Christian Benteke if the former Aston Villa man remains at Anfield.
In other Liverpool news, the Anfield club have refused to allow Andre Wisdom and Joe Gomez join Celtic on loan.