Ryan Kent’s future at Liverpool has been cast into doubt as the winger was dropped from the Reds’ under-23s side for their encounter with Chelsea on Monday, as reported by the Evening Times.
Jurgen Klopp has previously made it clear that Kent will stay at Anfield this summer unless a club can afford to sign him permanently, as reported by the Liverpool Echo. It is no secret that legendary former Liverpool player and current Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is keen to bring Kent to Ibrox Stadium. However, Rangers would likely struggle to meet Liverpool’s asking price for the 22-year-old.
It could well be that Liverpool’s stance on the player is changing though. Klopp will appreciate that Kent needs game time. If the winger isn’t even going to be a regular for the under-23s on Merseyside, he may concede to allowing him to leave on loan, despite his earlier reservations about this. Liverpool may now even be willing to accept a far lower offer from Rangers in order to facilitate a permanent transfer.
Rangers would be the ideal destination for Kent. The Englishman spent last season on loan with the Glasgow giants. He was a regular for the Gers, making 43 appearances and racking up six goals and nine assists. A return to the Scottish outfit would certainly suit Kent and Rangers themselves. They will be hopeful that Liverpool are edging towards the same conclusion.