Sky Sports has reported that the former Burnley man joins the Saints on loan this season before making a permanent switch in 2019.
The report further added that Ings would be joining the club on a four-year deal after his loan spell and the Reds could receive £20m for the striker, with a guaranteed £18m and the remaining amount based on appearances.
The striker has had his injury concerns during his time at Liverpool and even Jurgen Klopp paid a heartfelt tribute to the English striker.
The manager was quoted by Sky Sports as saying:
“We say farewell to a friend, but for Danny I know the best chapters in his personal story are still to be written. He is as fit now as at any point of his career I would bet and he just requires the opportunity.
“He has that opportunity and on behalf of his Liverpool family we say good luck Danny and we will miss you.”
Klopp also added that the Englishman embodied “character and spirit” during his time at Anfield but had no real luck during his time at Liverpool.
While Klopp shared his thoughts on Ings’ departure, some fans were quick to share their reactions to the transfer.
Best of luck Danny. Sorry it didn’t work out at Liverpool, always wanted you to do well with us. Top class professional and I hope you have a full season and score plenty of goals for Southampton. Just not against us though😉 Will always be a fan of yours!!❤ #YNWA
— Adam. (@Adam_Meredithx) August 9, 2018
Cya Danny 😪 pic.twitter.com/sfXk76AZPb
— Sensation🐹 🐾◢ ◤ (@Sensationn__) August 9, 2018
— Connor Crowther (@ConnorCrowther4) August 9, 2018
Goodbye Danny pic.twitter.com/RQDWhlLcug
— Mohammed. (@Mohaox21) August 9, 2018
Good luck Danny lad pic.twitter.com/1FzMWuI3AB
— ㅤTom (@FinishLikeBobby) August 9, 2018
Really felt you could have made it here @IngsDanny That injury just came at the worst possible time. All the best for the future, you’re gonna do the bits at Southampton. Class act
— Jez 🤙🏻 (@Sadiosaurus) August 10, 2018
Absolutely we do @IngsDanny good luck mate. Smash it la. Just not against us
— Sean (@SMcVII) August 9, 2018
Go smash it on the South Coast Danny. I’ll be rooting for you, except when you play Liverpool. 😉 YNWA Ingsy. 💕😁
— Kewiiii ✨🥑 (@Keri_Anne93) August 9, 2018