Liverpool have rejected a loan offer from Sunderland for striker Danny Ings.
The former Burnley striker is still on his way back to full fitness after missing much of last season with a cruciate injury.
Sunderland reportedly came knocking, but Paul Joyce in the Express says we’ve batted away their attentions.
Ings scored two league goals in just three starts at the start of last season before being ruled out. He has also just picked up his first England cap.
He featured occasionally in our pre-season and even chipped in with a couple of goals, but it’s quite apparent that he’s a long way from the player we saw 12 months ago.
Joyce doesn’t go into detail about why the bid was turned down, but Klopp’s decision makes two things clear: 1) he values Ings and thinks he has a role to play in the first team this season, and 2) he thinks his ongoing rehabilition is better done at Melwood.