Furthermore, the Saints only picked up a single point against Dyche's men last season, losing narrowly at St. Mary's before a late Manolo Gabbiadini equaliser ensured that the Clarets didn't take six points from two meetings with the Saints.
"That's the one thing that's stymied him really, is the injuries when he went to Liverpool", he said.
"We're the ideal club for him at this point in his career". After a few top-half finishes, however, last season's 17th place suddenly made a reboot very necessary.
The agreement between the clubs came late on deadline day, with Ings granted permission to miss training to be ready to travel for a medical when needed.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp paid tribute to the forward, who endured a hard time at Anfield but was one of the most popular members of the squad. "But we won't just miss his character because he is a footballer who has all the tools".
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He said: "We hope so". The club wants to do well this year and has good players that will help him get to the level that he's been before, I'm sure of that. They have a great manager and I think the supporters and him will feed off each other's passion and energy.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, Hughes admitted there is a chance Ings could be thrown straight into the action.
"I think whenever you have a player who has a real feeling for the club that he's playing for and a special connection and an empathy, I think that makes a difference".
The arrival of Ings, attacking midfielder Stuart Armstrong and winger Mohamed Elyounoussi in the close season is expected to boost a Southampton attack that scored just 37 goals in 38 league games last campaign.
Ings, who has agreed a four-year contract, returns to his hometown club, who originally released him aged 10 because he was too small.