Peter Lovenkrands has raved about Rangers player Ryan Kent, who he feels is outshining his Ibrox teammates at present.
Steven Gerrard’s side are unbeaten still after 11 games across all competitions this season and a large part of their success has been quality in front of goal.
Kent, 23, has been instrumental in the final third for the Scottish giants so far, scoring five goals and supplying five assists in his 10 appearances.
The Englishman is a dazzling left-winger with pace and trickery in wide areas, while his end product is finally beginning to become more consistent.
Lovenkrands has been discussing him as a potential future England international, but feels that’s someway off for now and explained he needs to perform on the European stage.
The Gers host Galatasaray on Thursday for a showdown to qualify for the Europa League group stages and it’s the perfect stage for Kent to shine, as an early exit from European would be devastating.
“He has gone to another level. Kent is outshining everyone at the minute,” Lovenkrands told the Scottish Sun.
“Kent needs to stand out in these [European] games, and prove he’s able to perform at a higher level. If he does that, then that is the time when people will be able to look at him for England.”
Kent certainly is stepping up to become a talisman at Ibrox and there is no doubt that manager Gerrard is beginning to get the very best out of him, which only bodes well for Rangers’ future.
They have a team that look like they can seriously challenge Celtic for the league this season, but their European campaign will be over if they suffer defeat on Thursday against Turkish giants Galatasaray.
Despite his obvious talent, it seems unlikely that Kent will be in the frame anytime soon to become a senior England international under Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate, as there is simply too much competition in that area of the pitch.
England currently have the likes of Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho vying for a forward position.