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Did Liverpool miss a trick not sanctioning Solanke-Rangers loan move?

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Did Liverpool miss a trick not sanctioning Solanke-Rangers loan move?

Liverpool should maybe have considered allowing Dominic Solanke to join Rangers on loan.

According to a report from the London Evening Standard, Rangers were unsuccessful with a move to sign the youngster up this summer.

Apparently Huddersfield Town, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, Rangers and Lyon were also interested.

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The 20-year-old  won the World Cup with the England U20s in 2017.

He has made 21 league apperances for the Reds to date, most of which have come from off the bench.

England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd has expressed concerns over Solanke’s lack of regular game time at Anfield.

And perhaps Liverpool did miss a trick not allowing him to move away from the club, especially to Rangers.

The Steven Gerrard factor

Solanke could have linked up with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.

The ex-captain is doing exciting things with the Scottish giants.

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He has galvanised his players, and is getting the best out of other Liverpool loanees like Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent.

 

One gets the feeling that, the more Solanke warms the bench at Anfield, the greater the regret will swell at having not granted him the move. It could have been the making of him.

Realistically Solanke isn’t about to replace Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane in the Liverpool first team.

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He also has competition in the form of Daniel Sturridge.

It’s going to be difficult for him to get solid game time under Jurgen Klopp.

Gerrard looks like he doesn’t fancy Umar Sadiq. Solanke therefore might have played a bit more regularly up at Rangers and furthered his development.

Liverpool face Tottenham at the weekend and Spurs have a world class striker on their hands in Harry Kane.

Kane went out on loan at Solanke’s age having played a similar amount of minutes. Perhaps Liverpool and Klopp ought to think about that.

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Tom is a Public Relations (Sports) graduate who has built up experience in digital football writing and original content production, with words having reached millions online. Also very partial to a cheeky pub quiz.

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