Liverpool’s first choice striker is Roberto Firmino, and the 26-year-old Brazilian has more than earned that role this season with 14 goals, eight assists, and his tireless pressing from the front. Behind him, Dominc Solanke is in the mix and will remain at the club as either second or third choice.
Beyond that, though, there are question marks surrounding the futures of Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings. One seems certain to leave, but it seems as though which is likeliest to is a matter that changes by the week. And this week, it looks to be Ings who is the one on his way out.
The Express today think that he’ll be heading to Leeds United. The Star say Huddersfield want him, too, and that the presence of Jürgen Klopp’s friend David Wagner is meant to be what will help push a deal over the line. Either way, though, it’s said Ings will be leaving on a loan and not permanently.
If all of that is true, it may not mean there’s a place for Sturridge in Klopp’s long-term plans—rather it could mean Ings is the player Liverpool’s manager has higher hopes for looking ahead to next season but that he knows Ings needs to play football to get his career back on track.
Of course, given that a week ago Ings was staying and Sturridge was being sent to Spain, what’s true today in the land of transfer rumours may not last. About the only thing that’s stayed the same so far is the expectation that one Liverpool striker will depart when the window opens.