Despite extending their winless run to fifteen games, Albion will take heart from the point and hope that it contributes to making a move to the Black Country a viable option for Ings.
The 25-year-old has endured his time on Merseyside, injuring his ACL days after winning first England cap in October 2015 and suffering a series of other injuries which have limited him to just 13 appearances since then.
His return to the first team came in the disappointing 1 – 1 draw with Everton at Anfield.
Ings was a highly-rated prospect at Burnley where he grabbed 43 goals in 130 appearances but even so, eyebrows were raised when he signed for Liverpool. His reputation is still intact and Pardew made no secret of his admiration for the player.
”I’d be foolish not to say I don’t like Danny Ings because I quite like him,“ Pardew said. ”It’s a shame about his injury — he’s had to battle back and everyone wishes him well.”
The newly-appointed Baggies boss is keen to strengthen his squad as they look to avoid relegation. from the Premier League this season.