Danny Ings
Ings has scored nine goals this season. Getty Images

Liverpool have received a massive boost in their pursuit of Burnley striker Danny Ings, with the Daily Mirror reporting that the player has rejected advances from Real Sociedad and has his heart set on plying his trade at Anfield.

Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea have all expressed their interest in the player but recent reports suggest that the player has confirmed his allegiance with Brendan Rodgers and will transfer to Anfield after his contract expires in the summer.

Rodgers is always on the lookout for young talent, having brought in Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea and transformed him into one of the best strikers in the country.

Raheem Sterling has been another beneficiary of Rodgers' man management skills and is already being touted for a big money move to Spain to either of the Spanish giants in the near future.

Liverpool had heavily scouted him in January, but Burnley had put their foot down and forced the striker to stay in their bid to stay up in the league.

The relegation battlers secured a crucial point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as they took advantage of Nemanja Matic's dismissal to come back from behind and draw the game at 1-1.

Ings has scored nine goals this season along with four assists and has been a major asset for a side, who have more often than not failed to live up to expectations.

The striker is likely to come in as a replacement for Mario Balotelli, who in spite of his recent form has failed to live up to the billing and may be shifted in the summer to make way for better alternatives.

The Reds have been in brilliant form off late and have surged ahead in the race for a top four spot, only two points behind fourth placed Manchester United and three behind Arsenal.

Their recent wins against Tottenham and Southampton have forced a change in opinion among major critics over their future, especially with the Reds still active in the FA Cup and progressing in the Europa League.