Liverpool remain in pole position to sign striker Christian Benteke from Aston Villa.
The Reds have already upgraded their forward line by signing former Burnley striker Danny Ings. He would be happy with Benteke being signed, according to the Daily Mail.
Although Ings is aware that Benteke’s arrival would possibly reduce his first-team appearances, he is embracing the potential challenge.
“No, not at all. It’s good news. At a club like this it is expected to sign top players. It can only lift you as it is all competition to get a starting place,” Ings said when asked if he felt threatened by Benteke.
This may very well come to fruition, as Liverpool have already met the £32.5m release clause in Benteke’s contract.
Ings should not have a problem receiving significant playing time for Liverpool though, as he was a prolific scorer for Burnley. The 22-year-old has scored 43 goals in the last two seasons.
Benteke has also been a perennial scoring threat, as he notched 49 goals in three seasons with Aston Villa.
The Reds will need all the scoring potential they can get.
They struggled to find a reliable first-team striker last season and have since lost attacking midfielder Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.
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