Liverpool is set to announce the signing of Danny Ings on a free transfer on Monday morning. Danny Ings will be Liverpool’s second signing of the summer after it was confirmed that James Milner would also be joining on a free transfer. Danny Ings scored 11 goals for Burnley who relegated despite the 22-year-old best efforts.
Ings is set to be a back-up option for Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool has made it known that they are still in the market for another striker. It has been reported that Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be joining the Reds after failing to capture Christian Benteke. Zlatan offers a wealth of experience, however, the PSG captain has never played in an English and could be put off by the lack of Champions League football offered at Anfield.
Tottenham had also indicated interest in Danny Ings. However, the English striker decided to run his contract down in order to join Liverpool for free to the dismay of Burnley.
Liverpool is also ready to sign Ing’s teammate Kieran Trippier should Southampton reject their third transfer bid for Nathaniel Clyne.
Newly appointed manager of Real Madrid, Rafael Benitez, is keen on using his Liverpool connections to sign Raheem Sterling after claiming that he would not sign a new contract despite the amount offered.
In other news, Brendan Rodgers was given the backing of the Liverpool owners, FSG, after an end of season review of the club’s annual performance. However, the owners were not as lenient to his backroom staff. Assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first team coach Mike Marsh were dismissed. Liverpool fans were confused with the move and complained of the apparent power move made by the owners.
Genuinely choked ro hear about Mike Marsh’s departure from LFC. Proper Red.
— George Sephton (@VoiceOfAnfield) June 5, 2015
Mike Marsh sacked,easy touch,easy option,scapegoat????
— Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) June 5, 2015
So it was mike marsh who couldn’t organise the defence, play a recognised striker and play people out of position. Haha Couldn’t make it up
— Kev (@scouserevo) June 5, 2015
LFC owners sack Colin Pascoe as Brendan Rodgers’ assistant. I’d call that a fairly clear message he’ll be next if this season is repeated.
— Steve Wilson (@SteveWilson1967) June 5, 2015
It is reported that the Liverpool hierarchy is keen on replacing the two coaches with personnel familiar with the club. Former assistant manager Pako Ayesteran has been lined up to become Brendan Rodgers’ No. 2. However, the Spaniard is keen on the remaining a manager after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to an historic treble.
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