You have not read that wrong. A player is not moving from Southampton to Liverpool but in the other direction. Danny Ings has found himself lowering the hierarchical order under Jurgen Klopp after two unfortunate injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament that left the striker out for most of the past 18 months. However, after returning to fitness by the end of the season, the Saints pounced on the deadline to try to secure the former Burnley striker.
The agreement are one-year loan with the option that the transfer be permanent, in case he does well on the south coast. However, it remains to be seen whether the agreement will be made or not in time. Both clubs submitted the bid sheets, which means that there is now a short time for Southampton to complete the rest of the formalities and complete the process by 7 p.m.
Ings made his debut in the Premier League at Burnley in 2014, and scored 11 times, as the Lancashire club was relegated from the top flight. Winning a move to Liverpool saw him start well, impressing Brendan Rodgers before a serious knee injury reduced his season to an abrupt halt. English did not play another game of the Premier League until this year.
If the Saints can sign the 26-year-old striker, it will be a homecoming for Ings. The forward was born in Winchester, just 21.9 km from Southampton. A popular figure in Merseyside, his impressive finish and his hard work could turn him into an instant hit on the south coast.