Ings is likely to join a number of names leaving Merseyside today, including Simon Mignolet, Lazar Markovic, Divock Origi and Pedro Chirivella - a clear out this Liverpool side has been crying out for.
Elsewhere, Brazil global goalkeeper Alisson Becker was signed from AS Roma and the versatile Xherdan Shaqiri recruited to add depth to Jürgen Klopp's attacking options.
"Hopefully he will go on to be a great goalkeeper and be remembered for that but Liverpool had to make a change because I think there would be no belief in Liverpool actually, never mind winning a league but challenging for the league with the two goalkeepers they had. I don't update each second".
"We showed tonight a really nice face and I liked it".
"He was in really good shape so we thought a few minutes tonight would be possible".
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has labelled this summer's new Anfield arrivals - Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson - the "icing on the cake" as he looks ahead to what fans are hoping is shaping up to be an exciting 2018/19 season for the Champions League finalists.
Liverpool boss Klopp has not completely ruled out transfer activity tomorrow either.
"All goalkeepers are different so it takes a bit of time, but this result will help the defence and help him know how we play as well", Robertson said.
Klopp noted that the skipper "looked like he trained for the whole three weeks" when he came back to Melwood at the weekend, which prompted the decision to give him minutes.
"He's experienced enough not to bring himself in hard situations where he has to run two or three miles in two minutes".
"He is a very important option but I have no clue what we will do".