Crystal Palace are poised to target another Liverpool striker as they seek to strengthen on the back of last season’s gruelling fight for survival.
Roy Hodgson’s men are eyeing an improved campaign from an attacking perspective in aid of loosening the goalscoring pressure on talisman Wilfried Zaha.
The London-club have been monitoring Reds striker Danny Ings over the year, according to the Times’ Paul Joyce, hinting at a possible follow-on from their signing of Christian Benteke from Liverpool in 2016.
Ings has emerged as one of many names linked with an Anfield departure this summer as the Englishman pushes for first-team football.
The former Burnley man performed admirably for the U23s over the first half of the season to earn a place in Liverpool’s first team plans following the turn of the year.
He was even denied a loan move in January as Jurgen Klopp sought to use him as part of his team rotation between European games and amid the club’s mini injury-crisis.
An encouraging year in his comeback staged a Champions League debut in the last 16 first-leg win over Porto, as well as his first goal in three years in March’s 2-2 draw with West Brom.
Despite a string of bright displays, Ings naturally struggled to maintain the explosiveness that Roberto Firmino had set the tone for all season at the tip of Liverpool’s attack.
That being said, he did prove far more effective than summer signing Dominic Solanke, who has surfaced as a contender to leave on loan in search of regular senior minutes.
Ings’ future could be reliant on how Klopp plans to use starlet Rhian Brewster and a Divock Origi returning from his loan spell with Wolfsburg.