There’s been a lot of talk over the last couple of days about the growing rift between want-away winger Raheem Sterling and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, but the Reds new striker Danny Ings has thrown his weight behind the manager saying that he’s looking forward to developing his game under his guidance.
“He’s fantastic at developing young players. For a player like me, I think it will be perfect to work with him,” enthused the 22-year old in his first official interview with the club since trading Turf Moor for Anfield. “I’m really looking forward to getting that relationship with him and the rest of the coaches and the players as well. It’s something I’m really excited to do.”
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Liverpool look set to head to a tribunal to decide the compensation fee they’ll have to pay to the freshly relegated Clarets with Football Association rules stipulating that the Championship club is owed something due to Ing’s age. That, of course, will be of no concern to the player who is looking forward to getting himself acclimatized at the club before jetting off on their pre-season tour.
“First of all, he wants me to come in, settle in and get used to the lads and enjoy training. Then we’re going to do some tactical stuff, which he does with every player, as you do coming in,” explained Ings when asked what the manager will be looking for him to do in his early days with the team. “Then obviously I’ll see how his team plays and how I can adapt to the way that Liverpool play. It’s definitely going to be a challenge but it’s a challenge that I’m looking forward to. I just can’t wait to get started.”