Southampton have completed the signing of Danny Ings on an initial season-long loan deal from Liverpool, it has been confirmed.

The Saints made a last-minute swoop to recruit the English forward, who has been angling for a move away from Anfield for the duration of the summer transfer window.

Ings is intent on playing first-team football on a more regular basis in the forthcoming season, with game time under Jurgen Klopp proving to be hard to come by on Merseyside.

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A host of Premier League clubs had been linked with moves for Ings but Southampton have won the race, with a loan deal agreed with Liverpool. Saints will then sign the striker permanently come the end of the season, as reported by the club’s official website.

It’s believed that the former Burnley forward arrives at St Mary’s with a view to a permanent move included in the two clubs’ agreement, indicating that Southampton will have the chance to land Ings permanently next summer.

Ings arrives as Southampton’s fifth summer signing.