Liverpool are reportedly closing in on the signing of Burnley striker Danny Ings, while Manchester City midfielder James Milner could follow him to Anfield.
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Both players will become free agents at the end of the season, and Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to bolster his squad after a disappointing season.
Ings has been a shining light in what has otherwise been a dull season for Burnley, and will no doubt be searching for Premier League football next season.
Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce said the England youth international was close to swapping Turf Moor for Anfield, while James Milner was being followed closely by the Reds.
@coultonlfc Yes mate. After both. Ings is close.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) May 9, 2015
Liverpool must dig deep into its coffers in the summer after missing out on Champions League football, with outgoing captain Steven Gerrard urging the club’s owners to splash the cash this off-season.
“There is a great core of players here, with terrific potential, and the future is looking alright. But it is important that you try and compete with the giant clubs in the league because they are all going to spend big,” Gerrard is quoted as saying by Sunday Express.
“We found that out this year. We lost Luis Suarez, we haven’t had Daniel Sturridge available and it’s been pretty tough.
“You finish in the league how you perform over 38 games and this year we have just come up a bit short.”
The Reds effectively ended its hopes of Champions League football next season following its 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Rodgers’ side sits six points behind United with two games to play, however the Red Devils enjoy a far superior goal difference.