Rangers news: Steven Gerrard must use Liverpool links to sign Ryan Kent permanently

Rangers news: Steven Gerrard must use Liverpool links to sign Ryan Kent permanently

Rangers news: Steven Gerrard must use Liverpool links to sign Ryan Kent permanently | Daily Star

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He has certainly settled in well at Ibrox, making 22 appearances under Steven Gerrard and immediately becoming a key man at Ibrox.

ByMathew Nash Published on November 18, 2018 Share Tweet Comment Rangers striking situation has recently been under the spotlight. Many feel that Steven Gerrards options are spread too thin up top. Alfredo Morelos is the main man. However, in support, Kyle Lafferty has not proved reliable and Umar Sadiq has struggled when given his chance.

Come the end of the season, then, Gers will have a decision to make over signing Kent on a permanent transfer.

Gerrard is sitting on the perfect Rangers replacement for Umar Sadiq

“I think Ryan Kents shown more than enough to suggest that he can be a big player for Rangers ”

Scoring 14 goals in his last 13 matches, it’s clear the 19-year-old is knocking on the door of Steven Gerrard’s senior squad and ready to take over as the team’s third choice forward behind Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty.

“I think Ryan Kent’s shown more than enough to suggest that he can be a big player for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and even in the Old Firm [derby] as he’s done so far this season.

With Sadiq clearly not up to shining for Rangers in the short or long term, surely it’s time to bring Dallas in from the fringes and give him minutes here and there in the same manner as the introduction of Glenn Middleton?

“I think it’s clear he’s not gonna go back to Liverpool and trouble their first-team, he’s not gonna get in there ahead of guys like [Sadio] Mane and [Mohamed] Salah and the rest.

Even getting to train alongside him, I watch him and see how he goes about his business. I base my game around aggression, power and pace and getting off the last line of the defenders, so I am taking notes from Alfredo.

“So Ryan Kent’s representatives will even now be looking around and thinking ‘right, what’s our best option here?’ And given the fact that he seems to have really enjoyed this spell at Rangers, Steven Gerrard’s put a lot of faith in him, he’s played in big games, he’s started big games, I’d be very surprised if the player and his agent haven’t got Rangers at the top of the list in terms of a potential destination at the end of the season.”

Sometimes it can be harder for a young forward to get into the first team but it is about doing the right things in the Reserve games and hopefully you catch the managers eye and you get your shot.

Kent signed for Liverpool at the age of six, before penning his professional deal at Anfield in 2015.

Rangers academy striker Andrew Dallas is hoping to make his first-team breakthrough in the coming weeks after a blistering start to the season for the U20s side.

The winger has since enjoyed loan stints at Coventry, Barnsley, SC Freiburg and Bristol City as well as Rangers.

Gerrard has already show he’s not afraid to play youngsters, so hopefully he give Dallas the chance he is looking for in a busy December of action.

It is with the latter, nevertheless, where he is truly stepping up his game and McDermott fears the Scottish outfit could be trumped by more financially-powerful English clubs in the race for his signature.

“He’s got a contract at Liverpool so Rangers are gonna need to pay for him,” he added.

“Sadly that means there will be other clubs interested and we all know with the finances in English football that a Championship club, say a Leeds United, a Sheffield United, somebody like that, could probably come in and blow Rangers out of the water in terms of a transfer fee.

“So that’s when it will really come down to A: what the player wants and B: the relationship between Steven Gerrard and Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool in terms of trying to manufacture some sort of deal where Liverpool can get what they want, Ryan Kent gets what he wants and obviously Rangers get the player they want.


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