Gerrard urges Liverpool fans to be patient with Ings.

Danny Ings [GETTY]

Former England captain Steven Gerrard has revealed his delight at the club’s signing of Danny Ings - who is presently with the England U21s for the European Championship taking place in Czech Republic.

But, the departing Liverpool captain has asked the Anfield supporters to be patient with the young striker, who will complete his move from Burnley when his contract expires on July 1st, subject to passing a medical.

“The Ings one I'm really excited about, because he can be what he wants to be," Gerrard told the club’s website.

"I know the talent's there, he's very young, he's fresh.

"I think if he carries on learning and developing he can become a top striker and we love top strikers, so the stage is there. I wish him the best of luck and I'm looking forward to watching him play.

"For me, the supporters just need to be patient with him. He's still very young and I'm sure he'll get eased in gently," the Liverpool great continued.

"He might be the type of player that needs that bigger club and does thrive on the pressure. He's certainly got the platform there at one of the best clubs in the world to showcase his talents.

"Hopefully he can get some goals early on which will give him the confidence that'll make him feel like he belongs there."