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Liverpool Reject Sunderland Loan Bid for Danny Ings

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The 23-year-old striker will remain at Liverpool this season.

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Liverpool have rejected a loan offer from Sunderland for Danny Ings. Jürgen Klopp is believed to count on Ings for his "short-term and long-term plans" for the club, according to the Daily Telegraph's Chris Bascombe. It is believed that numerous clubs are interested in the 23-year-old's services.

David Moyes is understandably looking for players to bolster a squad that looks in desperate need of reinforcements. Moyes has been open about another season battling relegation but showed at Everton that he can build a solid Premier League squad given time. Ings, presumably, would fit into making Sunderland a more competitive prospect this season.

Although Ings may be struggling to make Liverpool's matchday squads with Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, and Roberto Firmino all ahead of him, it's a long season even without European football. The fitness concerns surrounding Sturridge along with a tendency for Liverpool to rack up injuries under Klopp should lead to an opportunity for minutes at some stage.

The former Burnley striker combines a hard-working attitude with good movement and a surprising sharpness in front of goal. Ings looked the part in Liverpool colours before suffering such an unfortunate injury not long after Klopp was appointed. His professionalism and dedication come across so easily that he's worth keeping around.

Danny Ings, as Klopp confirmed earlier in the month, is part of this squad. Things may change, but until that day, expect Ings to give his best and fight for his place.