Liverpool striker Danny Ings has completed a loan move to Southampton with plans of making it a permanent deal next summer
It is believed Ings has agreed to a four-year deal with Southampton, which will commence on July 1, 2019.
A fee of £20m has been agreed between the two clubs, £18m of which is guaranteed with a further £2m based on appearances, according to reports from Sky sources.
“When this football club came up, I had to take the opportunity to come home. It’s a fantastic football club who play great football and I’m just happy here,” Ings told the club’s TV channel.
“You can tell that as a club it’s very, very organised. From the start, everyone I’ve met has been fantastic with me and shown me every single detail I need to know. The facilities are great and I can’t wait to get started.”
Southampton boss Mark Hughes is excited to have completed the signing of Ings on Deadline Day.
“There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us,” he said.
“We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room.
“He’s obviously a local boy, who gives us another excellent option up front.
“He didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked at Liverpool, but he has been injury-free for some time now and has a real point to prove.”
Ings has struggled to nail a place in Klopp’s starting XI due to injuries and was limited to only 25 appearances for the Reds over the course of three seasons.