Daniel William John Ings (born 23 July 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team.
Ings started his career in the youth team of Southampton but was released as a schoolboy. He subsequently joined Bournemouth, progressing through their youth system, while also spending time at Dorchester Town on loan. In 2011 Ings joined Burnley with whom he won the 2013–14 Championship Player of the Year, and helped them achieve promotion to the Premier League. Following Burnley’s relegation, and the expiry of his contract with the club, Ings moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2015, but his first season at Anfield was ended after two months due to injury. His second season with Liverpool was also mired by injury, with Ings only making two League Cup appearances throughout the 2016–17 season.
Formerly an under-21 international, Ings made his senior debut for England in October 2015.
On 8 June 2015, Liverpool announced that they had agreed on personal terms with Ings, subject to a medical, as well as a developmental fee due to Burnley for players under 24, to be negotiated between two clubs or determined by a tribunal.Under tribunal the fee would be decided by the Professional Football Compensation Committee.On 28 April 2016, the saga was finally settled. Liverpool would pay Burnley a record fee for a tribunal hearing: £6.5 million up front, with an extra £1.5 million in player performance-related bonuses. Burnley will also receive 20% of any future fee should Liverpool sell the striker.
Ings made his competitive debut on 29 August 2015 in a 3–0 defeat against West Ham at Anfield. He made his European debut for the club on 17 September in the UEFA Europa League group stage match against Bordeaux, as a substitute for Divock Origi in a 1–1 draw. Three days later, he replaced Christian Benteke at half time and within three minutes scored his first Liverpool goal in a 1–1 draw against Norwich City.On 4 October 2015, he opened a draw of the same score against Everton in the Merseyside derby.
On 15 October 2015, in his first training session under new manager Jürgen Klopp, Ings suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee and was ruled out for the remainder of the season. However, Ings returned sooner than anticipated, making a substitute appearance in the final match of the season, a 1–1 draw away to West Bromwich Albion. Ings began the 2016–17 season playing in the reserves to help regain fitness. On 25 October 2016, Ings sustained damage to his right knee in a League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur that would require another spell on the sidelines of up to 9 months. He successfully underwent surgery to repair the damage to his knee and began rehabilitation at Melwood on 9 November. On 19 September 2017, Ings made his first appearance in 11 months since the injury when he came on as a second-half substitute in the 2–0 defeat to Leicester City in the EFL Cup. On 14th February 2018 Ings made his Champions League debut coming on as a substitute replacing Roberto Firmino in a 5-0 away win against Porto in the first leg of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League Round of 16.