It seems there will be no return to Turf Moor for Danny Ings this summer as he seeks a permanent move away from Liverpool.
The Reds striker has made the decision to leave the club in search of regular first team football and recovering from consecutive season-ending knee injuries in his first two years at Anfield.
A reunion with former employers Burnley had unsurprisingly emerged as a possibility, with Ings having been a popular figure for the Clarets with 43 goals in 130 games.
Ings is expected to have a host of Premier League offers, but Burnley will not be one of them.
The club are not planning a move for Ings and are instead targeting West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez, according to the Lancashire Telegraph.
A admirable start to the season with the U23s saw Ings work his way back into Jurgen Klopp’s first team plans upon the turn of the year amid a period of team rotation for the Reds.
His sporadic role brought up a Champions League debut in Liverpool’s first-leg last-16 tie against Porto, as well as a first Premier League start in 916 days in April’s 0-0 draw with Everton.
Though he wasn’t able to replicate the scoring form of Liverpool’s front three, he did prove a valuable squad figure in a mini-injury crisis as the club juggled a top-four fight with a memorable Champions League journey.
Ings finally got himself back amongst the goals late on in April when he slotted home from close range in a 2-2 draw with West Brom at the Hawthorns.
It needed only a look at the sheer joy from his teammates to know what a popular and admired figure he has grown to become on Merseyside.