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Liverpool youngster Dominic Solanke would be ideal for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers

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Liverpool youngster Dominic Solanke would be ideal for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers

Steven Gerrard may not even have officially begun work at Ibrox in his new role as Rangers boss, but already he is being linked with potential transfer signings. The first man to be linked is one from his current club in the form of striker Dominic Solanke.

The Sun say that the incoming manager is keen to bring the highly-rated 20-year-old with him as he ventures north of the border on a loan deal which could suit all parties.

Solanke may only have scored once in 29 appearances in his debut season for the Reds, but only five of those games have come as a starter, with just 30 minutes of game time on average for each one of those appearances.

 

There have been signs that the former Chelsea man is not yet ready to compete at the top end of the Premier League, having been surpassed in the pecking order by Danny Ings in recent weeks and then blown a huge opportunity to equalise for the Reds as he faced his former club at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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As such, Liverpool would likely be keen on a loan move, particularly if it would give him the chance to work under Gerrard and many of the staff he is taking with him from the Liverpool set-up, men who are trusted and respected by Jurgen Klopp.

Quick and powerful, Solanke’s strength on the ball should mean that he would handle the physicality of the Scottish Premiership and he has already proven that he is a fine finisher.

Regular football and the trust of his manager could prove to get the best out of Solanke, and if he does move to be Rangers it could be a masterstroke from Gerrard.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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