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Aldridge backs Liverpool's newest signing: 'Ings makes perfect sense'

'Great potential' Aldridge on Ings Credit: PA

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge believes the signing of Burnley striker Danny Ings makes perfect sense.

The England Under-21 is joining the Reds on July 1, subject to a medical.

He is only 22 so the Clarets are due compensation and Liverpool, having had one offer rejected, are trying to come to an amicable arrangement without the need for a tribunal to rule on a valuation.

Danny Ings is, for me, a no-brainer.

The young lad scored 11 goals for Burnley, a team struggling for points, struggling for goals - and he's on the verge of breaking through to the England side.

He's young and is one who has great potential. He's a goalscorer, he knows where the net is, his movement's good and he's quick.

He can finish, he's quite clinical in front of goal, so he's a player that will only get better."

– John Aldridge speaking to liverpoolfc.com

Ings, in his first top-flight campaign, scored 11 goals in 35 league appearances last season which was more than Liverpool's leading scorer Steven Gerrard who managed nine in 29 matches.

It's Liverpool's second signing of the summer after Manchester City midfielder James Milner last week agreed to join on a free transfer after his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires.

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Liverpool to sign Milner

James Milner has agreed to join Liverpool from Manchester City Credit: PA Images

Liverpool have agreed to sign James Milner from Manchester City.

The midfielder has agreed personal terms with the club and will join officially on July 1st after his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires.

Milner has been involved in one of the most successful spells in Manchester City history, winning 2 Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup during his five-year stay.

The 29-year-old has also enjoyed a successful England career earning 53 caps for his country.

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Ex-Reds boss Rafa gets dream job at Real Madrid

In his Liverpool days - Rafa Benitez Credit: PA Pictures

The former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has been appointed as Real Madrid's first-team coach on a three-year contract, the club have confirmed.

Benitez, who has also managed Chelsea and Napoli, succeeds Carlo Ancelotti, who left the club at the end of the Spanish league season.

A short statement on Real's official website read: "Real Madrid CF will present Rafa Benitez as the new first-team coach for the next three seasons today, Wednesday 3 June.''

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