Danny Ings
Danny Ings has scored eleven goals for Burnley in the season 2014-2015.Getty Images

Liverpool legend John Aldridge has described the signing of Danny Ings as a "no-brainer" and believes the forward is "a player that will only get better" in the future.

The Merseysiders confirmed on Monday 8 June they have agreed personal terms with the England Under-21 international to join the club once his contract with Burnley expires on 1 July – although they are still negotiating a compensation fee with the Clarets.

Having previously completed the signing of James Milner from Manchester City, the 22-year-old forward becomes the club's second arrival of the summer after attracting Brendan Rodgers' attention during an impressive season with Sean Dyche's side, scoring 11 goals despite his club's relegation.

And with Tottenham and Real Sociedad also reportedly interested in his signing, Aldridge believes Liverpool have made the right choice by securing his services.

"Danny Ings is, for me, a no-brainer," he told Liverpoolfc.com.

"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."

Even though Divock Origi is also expected to be in the first-team next season following a loan spell at Lille, Rodgers had previously admitted his main target this summer was to bolster the forward line.

Last summer's arrivals Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert, as well as Fabio Borini, failed to make the impact expected last season to cope with the absences of Daniel Sturridge due to injury and the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.