Deal on: Liverpool set for eye-opening £24m sale

Liverpool are close to selling Danny Ings to Crystal Palace for a fee that could reach £24m, according to Read Crystal Palace.

The 26-year-old has scored four goals in three years since signing in 2015, but is still set to make the club a massive profit, after he joined from Burnley for a minimal tribunal fee due to the Bosman ruling.

With Daniel Sturridge impressing in pre-season, the Englishman has climbed the strikers’ pecking order, ahead of Dominic Solanke and Ings, and will be the primary backup to Roberto Firmino at the beginning of the season.

As a result, Ings is surplus to requirements, so for Liverpool to still make so much money off him is mighty fine business from our sporting director Michael Edwards – who’s done well with incomings as well of course.

The forward badly needs first-team football – and a on regular basis.

Under Jurgen Klopp he’s never looked capable of becoming an automatic starter, which is more of a testament to the brilliant attackers the German has at his disposal in Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.