Liverpool could spend over £10m on fans’ favourite

Liverpool could end up being forced to pay north of £10m for striker Danny Ings should he make his England debut this week, according to reports from The Telegraph.

The 23-year-old forward officially joined the Reds from Burnley over the summer upon the expiration of his contract at Turf Moor, but the terms of his switch are yet to be made clear.

Due to being under the age of 24, Ings cannot move for ‘free’, with the Clarets due a compensation fee for their part in his development, even though their deal with the player reached its end.

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The marksman has been a hit at Anfield so far – his goal against Everton in the Merseyside derby has endeared him to fans of the club – and reports claim that should he feature for England in their last EURO 2016 qualification match against Lithuania his valuation, to be decided by an independent tribunal in the coming weeks, could rise to over £10m.

With England already guaranteed stop spot in their group there is every chance that former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson will look to use Ings, who starred for the Three Lions’ U-21 side before his senior call.

Liverpool are understood to have offered Burnley around £6m for the forward, but the now Championship side believe they’re entitled to more after accepting an offer of £11m from Spurs.