Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard delivers message to new boy Danny Ings

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Recently departed Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has expressed his excitement at the club’s acquisition of highly-rated striker Danny Ings in the Daily Express.

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The Reds have agreed a deal to sign the England under-21 international subject to a tribunal fee, and will complete the switch when his contract expires on July 1, though he is yet to undergo a medical with the club.

But Gerrard, who apparently believes that the deal has been completed, has admitted that he is already dreaming of what the 22-year-old can do when he links up with Brendan Rodgers’ side.

“The Ings one I’m really excited about because he can be what he wants to be – I know the talent’s there, he’s very young, he’s fresh,” Gerrard said.

“I think if he carries on learning and developing he can become a top striker and we love top strikers, so it’s there for them, the stage is there and I wish [him] the best of luck and I’m looking forward to watching [him] play.”

Ings bagged himself 11 goals in the Premier League last term, but was unable to halt Burnley’s slide back towards the Championship. However, Gerrard believes he will be even more deadly with a bigger, stronger side.

“He might be the type of player that needs that bigger club, and does thrive on the pressure,” he added.

“He’s certainly got the platform there at one of the best clubs in the world to showcase his talents.

“For me, the supporters just need to be patient with him, he’s still very young and I’m sure he’ll get eased in gently. But, as I say, I’m really looking forward to watching him play.

“Hopefully he can get some goals early on which will give him the confidence that’ll make him feel like he belongs there.”

Tottenham had also been hoping to snare Ings away from Turf Moor, but it now appears Liverpool have finally got their man having struggled for a regular, in form striker last term.

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