Liverpool really won't want Danny Ings playing for England tonight...but not for the reason you think 5 years ago

Liverpool really won't want Danny Ings playing for England tonight...but not for the reason you think

Is Roy Hodgson going to get one back on Liverpool?

England complete their Euro 2016 qualification campaign against Lithuania tonight as the only nation with the chance to end their group with a 100 per cent record.

Aside from that, manager Roy Hodgson is expected to begin the process of looking at his options for the finals next summer, one of which is Liverpool forward Danny Ings.

The ex-Burnley star has been called up to the national squad for the first time thanks to a bright start to his Anfield career, but his potential England debut might have a knock-on effect for his new club.


Remarkably, the tribunal assigned to determine the compensation fee payable to Burnley following the 23-year-old's summer transfer has still to meet, and should former Liverpool boss Hodgson grant him an international cap that is likely to drive up that amount still further.

Liverpool initially hoped to pay around £4million, but raised their offer to £6million before the move was sent to the tribunal.

However, the Telegraph's Mark Ogden has speculated that the sight of Ings in an England jersey could push the figure above £10million, closer to the fee sought by Burnley, who insist Tottenham offered £11million for the player before he moved to Merseyside.

Not such a bargain free agent after all?