Blackpool winger Ince won't return to Liverpool for bit-part role
Ince's career has flourished since leaving Anfield.
He told the Sunday Express: "It's always hard to step out of the shadow but you can only do that by playing football. I think by me keeping my head down, playing football and scoring goals, I've quietly been under the radar.
"It's nice that people notice me for me and not just as 'son of'. It's been down to me to make my own reputation.
"At the moment it's going well but hopefully in the years to come it will still be Tom Ince."