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Liverpool ordered to stump up for Ings

dpadpa 28/04/2016

Liverpool have been ordered to pay Burnley $12.5 million for Danny Ings - a fee that could rise to $15.4 million.

Liverpool have been told they must pay Burnley up to $A15.4 million for striker Danny Ings.

Under a tribunal ruling released by the Professional Football Compensation Committee on Thursday, Liverpool will pay $A12.5 million up front, rising to as much as $A15.4 million depending on appearances.

Burnley will also receive 20 per cent of any fee should Ings be sold on by Liverpool.

The ruling is the largest compensation award ever given for a player out of contract, as Ings was when he signed for Liverpool at the end of the 2014/15 season.

Because he was under 24, Burnley were able to claim for development and training while at the club.

In a statement, Burnley chief executive David Baldwin said: "We acknowledge and accept the tribunal's decision.

"We feel we must reiterate this is an unprecedented record payment for training compensation and not a transfer fee.

"As the initial fee decided by the committee represents almost double the previous record for a tribunal, this fully justifies our decision to press ahead with what we felt was a fair reflection of the part Burnley Football Club played in Danny's development."

Ings has missed much of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury in the first training session under new manager Juergen Klopp in October.

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