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Danny Ings has got stuck straight into life as a Southampton player, joining his new team-mates for training a day after moving from Liverpool.

The 26-year-old striker joined Southampton on a season-long loan deal and will make the move permanent next year.

They'll loan Ings for a year before automatically buying him for £18 million next July, with two million pounds of add-on's and a 20% sell-on fee set to benefit Liverpool.

Ings spent almost four years at Burnley before a 2015 switch to Liverpool, where he struggled to make an impact playing 14 games in three years due to injury problems.


Speaking about the deal, Mark Hughes told Southampton's website: 'There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we're clearly delighted that he chose to join us. His move to Liverpool held so much potential but unfortunately for both player and club, his injury problems prevented him from getting a run of games at full tilt.

Jurgen Klopp paid a glowing tribute to the departing forward as he aims to reboot his career after three years on Merseyside.

"It is a very odd feeling saying goodbye to Danny". Born in nearby Winchester, Ings was a boyhood Saints fan and still has family on the South Coast. "That was an important factor in being able to bring him here as well because we want to enhance the dressing room and the personnel, so that's an added bonus for us".

"What is clear is that in his time here he had zero luck really, certainly in my time". He is as fit now as at any point of his career I would bet and he just requires the opportunity.

However Burnley did significantly better than Southampton last campaign, finishing in seventh to secure European football whilst the Saints only narrowly secured Premier League safety all together.

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