Liverpool To Use Legal Loophole To Sign Premiership Star
According to the Mail Online, Liverpool could be looking to exploit a little-known legal loophole to further their pursuit of highly-rated Burnley striker Danny Ings. Liverpool are said to be examining Rule U8 of the Premier League, which allows for Ings to sign a pre-contract with Liverpool for a transfer in the summer - provided that he has the express blessings both of his club and the Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers looks incredibly keen on bringing the 22-year old to Anfield, having previously been blocked in January to sign the Burnley forward before loaning him back to the Clarets for the rest of the season; a move not unlike Liverpool's signing of Divock Origi. Rodgers is said to admire Ings' high pressing and movement off the ball, as well as his calmness in front of goal, and looks set to put Ings alongside Sturridge and Origi in an overhaul of Liverpool's often-mocked attack.