Danny Ings’ England debut could cost Liverpool millions

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Danny Ings made his national team debut on Monday, replacing Harry Kane for the final 30 minutes of England’s 3-0 win over Lithuania.

While Ings played well and did not get injured, his appearance for England will cost Liverpool.

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When Ings completed his transfer from Burnley to Liverpool over the summer, the two clubs could not agree on a fee for the striker. Therefore, something known as a “transfer tribunal” was put into place to determine Ings’ value.

With this type of deal, Liverpool paid Burnley an initial fee for Ings, with a series of add-on payments based on player performance. These payments could be based on first-team appearances, reaching certain goal-marks, and in this case, caps for the national team.

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After playing a half-hour for England in EURO qualifiers, Liverpool must now pay Burnley a fee that some reports are tabbing around $5 million.

Ings has scored two goals in five Premier League appearances for Liverpool, and has recently seen more playing time after starting the season on the bench. As Christian Benteke continues to struggle with injuries and with a new manager in Jurgen Klopp, Ings could continue to play a bigger role at Anfield.

At least that’s what Burnley is hoping for.