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Danny Ings hopes to learn from Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool

Image: Danny Ings relishing Daniel Sturridge strike partnership

New Liverpool striker Danny Ings is looking forward to playing alongside Daniel Sturridge this season.

Ings, 22, is eager to make his mark at Anfield after completing his move from Burnley last month and is keen to learn from England international Sturridge.

Sturridge had an injury-hit campaign last term and scored just four goals, but was much more impressive the previous year as he netted 21 goals in a lethal partnership with Luis Suarez.

"He's an unbelievable striker," Ings said of Sturridge.

"He is one of those players who has come through the ranks, he has not had it easy. Now he's here and he's established; he's a fantastic, talented football player I can learn from."

England U21 international Ings, whose fee is set to be decided by tribunal, was attracting interest from across Europe ahead of the expiration of his contract with Burnley at the end of last season, but he insists Liverpool was the only place he wanted to be.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 24:  Danny Ings of Burnley blows a kiss to the Burnley supporters after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League matc
Image: Ings says his farewells to Burnley fans

"As soon as I knew that Liverpool were interested, it was a no-brainer," he told LFCTV.

"It was the only club on my mind, to be fair. And now that it has happened, it's fantastic for me and my family.

"It's a special club, everybody knows it. With all the history that's's definitely a massive step in my career and I'm over the moon."

Ings decided to turn down the chance to wear an iconic squad number and opted instead for No 28.

"I had a chat with my agent and a few friends and we thought that moving to such a big club like this, you need to take all the pressure off yourself," he said.

"Taking one of the low numbers does make a difference, because some of the players that have worn those shirts have been superstars and world-class players.

"So it was important to start with a high number and my reason is to work my way down. When I achieve success here, that's when I'll take a shirt like that; until then, I'll keep number 28, keep my head down and work hard."

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