The Liverpool legend is urging fans to be patient with Ings, who will join when his Burnley contract expires on July 1.
“The Ings one I’m really excited about, because he can be what he wants to be. I know the talent’s there, he’s very young, he’s fresh.
“For me, the supporters just need to be patient with him and I’m sure he’ll get eased in gently.”
Gerrard, who will make his LA Galaxy debut in July, feels Liverpool can give Ings what he needs to become a top striker.Embed from Getty Images
“I think if he carries on learning and developing he can become a top striker and we love top strikers, so the stage is there. I wish him the best of luck and I’m looking forward to watching him play.
“He might be the type of player that needs that bigger club and does thrive on the pressure. He’s certainly got the platform there at one of the best clubs in the world to showcase his talents.
The 22-year-old Englishman netted 11 times last season for Burnley, but it was enough to see his side avoid relegation. His performances attracted interest from a number of clubs and Gerrard hopes he can do what he does best early on in his Liverpool career, score goals.
“Hopefully he can get some goals early on which will give him the confidence that’ll make him feel like he belongs there.”
It is no surprise that Gerrard will continue to make comment on Liverpool despite his departure for Major League Soccer and his comments will be a boost for Ings and the fans to help him settle in easily.
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