Steven Gerrard added a second Liverpool youngster to his Rangers ranks this past week, bringing in 21-year-old winger Ryan Kent on a season-long loan.
According to Sky Sports, the youngster admitted the Anfield legend was a huge pulling factor in his move to Scotland.
Kent has struggled to get the game time he needs to improve and progress in his most recent loan spells, which saw the winger play for Bundesliga side Freiburg and Bristol City last season; appearing only 17 times in all competitions between the two.
Nevertheless, there now seems no better step for Kent to take than pitting it out in the Scottish Premiership playing under the Liverpool legend in his first managerial stint.
Gerrard, will in no doubt give Kent the opportunity to establish himself as a permanent fixture in his first XI and it’s this confidence shown in the youngster’s ability that is now vitally needed for him to progress onto the next stage in his career.
There’s no questioning Kent’s ability and Gerrard will know exactly what the winger is capable of doing and how to get the best out of him; an exciting prospect for Rangers’ fans to consider.
“Playing in front of 50,000 every week, you have got to turn out and perform. Playing on such a big stage, I don’t see how that can’t benefit you for the future.”
The 21-year-old possesses all the attributes to be a top class winger; pace to burn, trickery and a flair for dribbling up and down the pitch, which he’ll be able to utilise in the Scottish Premiership.
This is not to say that the Glaswegian side have the final product in Kent just yet and he’ll need the game time to improve his weaknesses.
However, under the guidance of Gerrard, matched with the youngster’s eagerness to be playing week-in, week-out Kent will thrive.