Tom Ince: YouTube Showreel for Rumoured Liverpool Transfer Target

Karl Matchett@@karlmatchettFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2013

Liverpool started off their January transfer window by bringing one new signing in and moving one out, but there is expected to be further business this month, including the potential purchase of Blackpool attacker Tom Ince.

Following the £12 million purchase of Daniel Sturridge and the free transfer release of Joe Cole to West Ham United, Liverpool continue to monitor the possibility of bringing their former under-18 winger back to Anfield, with reporting a deal may be close.

A £6 million fee has been consistently mentioned over the past few weeks.

Ince was of course a player in Liverpool's academy before his move to Blackpool, and manager Brendan Rodgers seems keen to bring him back this month.

Usually playing in a wide attacking role with plenty of licence to drift infield and aim for goal, Ince has scored 13 goals in the Championship so far this season.

He is noted for his dribbling ability and willingness to run at defenders in and around the penalty area, as well as a left foot which he loves to curl the ball with, rather than opting for power with both shots and crosses.

Ince spent some time playing as a second striker for the Reds' under-18s team as well, so he is no stranger to being asked to shoulder a goalscoring burden.

The video here showcases his most effective moments in the Championship this season, where he has also claimed 10 assists in his 24 appearances.

Having played 2,068 minutes in the league this season, this equates to Ince having an impact on the scoreline—either by a goal himself or providing an assist—once every 89.9 minutes.

Should Ince, son of former Liverpool captain Paul, complete his move back to the Premier League this month he will be competing for a spot in the front three along with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Stewart Downing and new signing Sturridge, in supporting Luis Suarez.


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