Prem duo to rival Leeds in loan race for Liverpool striker

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According to the Express, Newcastle want to take Danny Ings on loan but with widespread reports that Liverpool want to shift the striker off their books permanently, the newspaper says NUFC are prepared to buy Ings in January if that is what it takes to land him.

The Liverpool forward made the move to Anfield from Burnley in 2015, but has tragically struggled with knee problems and has only made 12 appearances, scoring three goals, in that time.

"Everywhere I have been, I have always found a way to make it happen", he told The Times.

"I have been in a lot of tough situations at previous clubs where it's been hard to break in", he said via The Shields Gazette.

"People from the outside looking in will probably have the assumption "oh, he's the forgotten man", but it has not crossed my mind at all".

"To be able to be at this club, being selected and with things going well, overall I'm happy, because I'm playing football".

Ings added: "I still believe in myself". I still believe I can play in this team. A loan deal was sought after in the summer but nothing materialised, however with the forward back to fitness the former Liverpool boss is expected to return to his old club with another approach.

However, a temporary switch until the end of the season could benefit the forward.

Ings battled last season to win his place back in Jurgen Klopp's starting 11 but after a series of U21s and Carabao Cup appearances, had a reoccurrence of his injury and ruled him out for a second consecutive season.

After signing Joselu from Stoke City in the summer transfer window, it appears Newcastle United are eyeing up more attacking talent once the January window opens.

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