Premier League champions need more homegrown players.
Burnley’s red-hot striker Danny Ings is out of contract in the summer, and is a leading target for Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool – yet the Reds will have to fend off interest from Manchester City, the Daily Mail reports.
Liverpool are tipped to land the 22-year-old at the end of the season, after Ings reportedly rejected a move to David Moyes’ Real Sociedad, in favour of a dream move to Anfield.
However, the striker, who has nine goals and four assists in 24 appearances for The Clarets this campaign, has caught the eye of the Premier League champions, and they have been in touch with his representatives regarding a possible move.
Manuel Pellegrini recognises his side’s need for more homegrown players, and with James Milner a possibility to leave the club having not, as yet, signed a new contract, as well as on-loan Frank Lampard set to team-up with Major League Soccer outfit New York City in July, the Citizens will be short of English talent.
Rodgers move for his main man has now got a little tougher.