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Sean Dyche arrived a little later than expected at the Supporters’ Clubs Player of the Year Evening having been with David Baldwin to the Danny Ings tribunal.

Speculation on the night suggested we’d know within two days and that’s been the case with confirmation just having come through that we will receive a guaranteed £6.5 million that could increase to £8 million with add ons based on his appearances for Liverpool. We will also received 20% of any future profit should Liverpool sell him.

Baldwin said on confirming the news: “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 the previous record for a tribunal, this fully justifies our decision to press ahead with what we felt was a fair reflection on the part Burnley Football Club played in Danny’s development.”

Reading between the lines, I get the impression that, from their statement, Liverpool did not expect to have to pay quite so much for him. On confirming the news, they said: “Liverpool Football Club would like to thank the PFCC panel for their time and diligence in deciding this matter. We believe the process was conducted fairly and we respect the outcome.

“We are pleased for Danny Ings, in particular, that this chapter is now complete and he can look forward to a long and successful career at Liverpool.”

I’ve pondered over this myself ever since the signing was completed last July and wondered just what we might get for him. It is, as our chief exec says, an unprecedented record payment and I think we have probably done as well as we could have expected once it had gone to the tribunal. it is certainly far in excess of what Liverpool were prepared to offer.

It’s done and dusted now and I hope to see Ingsy back fit and playing Premier League football for Liverpool from the start of next season.

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