Crystal Palace Join Hunt For Liverpool Striker

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Crystal Palace joined three other Premier League clubs in the chase for the signature of discarded Liverpool striker Danny Ings, claims the Times.

The former England international is one of eight players at Anfield deemed surplus to requirements as the Reds look to recoup some of the funds already invested in players this summer.

After suffering two serious knee injuries in the past three seasons, Ings, 26, is desperate to kickstart his career. Ideally, he wants to stay in the Premier League so news of Palace’s interest, along with that of Southampton, Newcastle United, and Everton is welcome.

Ings began his career at then-League Two side Bournemouth before moving to Burnley where he netted 43 goals in 130 appearances, including 11 as the Clarets suffered relegation to the Championship.

Liverpool swooped for the striker, 22-years-old at the time, and paid a record fee for a tribunal-decided transfer of £8m.

Disaster struck in October 2015 when three days after making his England debut and in his first training session overseen by Jurgen Klopp, Ings suffered a ruptured ACL, returning in the final game of that season.

A year after his first knee injury, he suffered another that saw him miss the remainder of that season as well, returning only as a bit part player in the last campaign.

With Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane the first choice, Ings, as with Divock Origi, 23, and Daniel Sturridge, 28, is surplus to requirements.