Ings became a hug hit in the 2014/15 Premier League season, netting 11 goals and four assists for the relegated Burnley. Hence, Liverpool signed him for €8.3m in the summer of 2015.
But the Englishman’s Anfield dream soon became his worst nightmare. He had a relatively decent start under Brendan Rodgers before suffering an ACL injury in Jurgen Klopp’s first training session at Liverpool.
A serious knee injury then left Ings out for another nine months just as he got back to full fitness. And by time the striker returned, Klopp had formed a new front three in Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Out cold at Anfield and his career in tatters, Ings joined Southampton on loan in 2018. While injuries hampered him, he did enough to seal a permanent €22m transfer to St Mary’s last summer.
The one-time England international has since become one of the Premier League’s highest goalscorers for this season.