Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has given an update on the protracted swoop for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent – and admits that an Ibrox return for Kent might not happen.

The Gers have made no secret of their desire to bring the winger back to Ibrox but Gerrard appears to be trying to dampen the speculation over a move.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 07: Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Kent reported for pre-season with Liverpool with Gers fans hoping a move will happen later in the transfer window but it seems that a move is very much up in the air.

“The only way we’ll have a conversation is if Liverpool phone and say he’s available to go on loan,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“I would be repeating myself if I said that we want him. I’ve made that pretty clear.

 

“But that situation is in Liverpool’s hands at the moment.”

Kent was in blistering form for the Gers last season, winning the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and would be a welcome addition to Gerrard’s squad.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 07: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Ryan Kent and James Milner of Liverpool during pre-season training at Melwood Training Ground on July 7, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

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However, with a host of other options available, Gerrard isn’t hanging his hat on Kent’s return so should be fine if a move doesn’t happen.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if Liverpool weren’t to make a decision over Kent’s future for another month or so as they step up their own preparations for the new season.

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