Date: 3rd September 2018 at 11:18am
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Former Liverpool striker Danny Ings has bet ex-team mate Mohamed Salah that he can score more goals than him this season, according to the Evening Standard.

The 26-year-old, who has one international cap for England, left the Premier League club for fellow top-flight side Southampton this summer on an initial season-long loan deal, before completing a permanent deal worth £18m in July 2019.

After scoring his second goal in his last three league outings for The Saints during their 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday, the forward has revealed his ambitious wager with Egypt international Salah over who can bag more goals during the 2018-19 campaign.

Liverpool’s Salah, who scored 44 goals in all competitions last term, has also found the back of the net twice in the Premier League this season.

Southampton’s Danny Ings scoring at Everton.

Ings said, “[We’ve got] a little one. Mo is Mo. One of the best players in the world.

“It was more of a bit of banter between us. Mo’s a good friend of mine. Everything he gets he deserves.

“There’s not many more humble players in football. It’s a bit of a laugh.

“Hopefully, we’ll both score plenty of goals this season.”

He continued, “Can I beat him? It would be incredible wouldn’t it?

“I’m just working every day to improve. I’ve missed a lot of football.

“I wouldn’t be stupid enough to put any cash on it! It’s just a bit of banter.

“People would think I’m mad to take on that bet if there was cash involved. He proposed it on messages when I left.”

Written by Dan Church

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