Tom Ince: Blackpool Winger Will Revive Reds' Attack with Return to Liverpool

Shawn BrubakerContributor IIJanuary 8, 2013

FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07:  Tom Ince of Blackpool beats Andrew Mangan of Fleetwood Town during the FA Cup sponsored by Budweiser third round match between Fleetwood Town and Blackpool at Highbury Stadium on January 7, 2012 in Fleetwood, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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You might remember Tom Ince as the son of former England captain Paul Ince and the talented winger who couldn't seem to get on the field for Liverpool.

After a few years developing with Blackpool, Ince is close to signing with Liverpool, according to The Daily Mail. Expect the talented winger to have a much bigger impact on his return.

One month ago, Luis Suarez was really the only fearsome attacker on the Reds' frontline. Now, with the additions of Daniel Sturridge and Ince, the Reds have the potential to field one of the most fearsome attacks in the Premier League. And don't forget about Raheem Sterling, the talented young winger.

Not too long ago, the Reds had more questions than answers on the frontline. Now, the only question is how they will get the most out of all that talent.

Looking at Ince, though, he might be the odd man out in that group of talented attackers. Sturridge and Suarez are clearly the top two in that lineup, with Sterling being the developmental talent of note. Ince has plenty of talent himself, so he might find a spot in a similar developmental role. 

One thing working in Ince's favor is his great development at Blackpool. Ince already has 13 goals in just 26 appearances this season. Compare that to eight goals in 41 appearances a season ago, and one can see that Ince has really developed as an attacker.

Aside from Suarez, no other forward has scored more than two goals this season for the Reds. Even with the addition of Sturridge, there is room for Ince to find his way onto the pitch and contribute early.

Not long ago, Liverpool was rudderless, struggling to stay afloat in the English Premier League. Though its standing has not changed overnight, the club's outlook has. There is some serious talent on Liverpool's frontline, and Ince is just the latest addition to that.

As this club continues to grow together, it will regain its status as one of the premier clubs in the Premier League. Ince will be a big part of that effort.