Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool are preparing an approach in signing Burnley striker Danny Ings in January, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that 21-year-old is valued to be £8m and the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has set his eyes on bringing Ings to Anfield in the ongoing transfer window to boost his side's attacking options.

Burnley saw their star player Charlie Austin leave the club in order to complete his move to Queens Park Rangers last summer. Ings has stepped up since Austin's departure and has been leading the attack for Sean Dyche's side.

The Championship side will be under pressure to keep their star player at the club, especially after losing Austin to QPR. However, Burnley are aware that an offer from interested clubs could make it hard for them to retain Ings beyond the transfer window.

Ings has been in impressive form this season, scoring 14 goals and managing three assists in 23 league appearances this season. The English stinker is the third leading goal scorer in the Championship, behind Ross McCormack (17) and Jordan Rhodes (16).

The striker's impressive form has seen him being called for the England U21 squad. His performance for the Championship side have attracted interest from the Premier League clubs.

Liverpool are likely to face competition in signing Ings in the mid-season transfer window. The Daily Mail also claims that Newcastle United, Stoke City and Aston Villa, along with the Reds are interested in acquiring Ings' services.

Meanwhile, Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has expressed his delight of playing alongside Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and the Reds skipper Steven Gerrard. The former Ajax man has been in prolific form for the Merseyside club this season, scoring 20 goals from 15 league appearances and is the leading scorer in the Premier League.

The Brazilian midfielder claims Suarez has been in fine form while praising the England international for being exceptional in the current campaign.

"He [Suarez] is making the difference and is scoring a lot of goals, creating loads of assists, and I hope he continues like that until the end of the season," Coutinho told Liverpool's official website.

"As I said before, it is an honour to play with such a great player. Not only to play with him, but also with Gerrard, Lucas and all the other fantastic players that we have at our club. Gerrard this year has been exceptional."