Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is reportedly making a return to Liverpool to try and convince Jurgen Klopp to allow winger Ryan Kent to return to Ibrox next season – but there could be other benefits for the Gers than just getting the 22-year-old back.
According to the Sun, Gerrard will make a ‘personal visit’ to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground in a bid to keep Kent after the winger’s fantastic form this season.
However, if Gerrard doesn’t ultimately get his man, there’s a fantastic opportunity for him to explore any other possible signings from his former club.
Last summer it was Kent and Ovie Ejaria, with one being more successful than the other and it would be foolish of Gerrard not to use his links at Anfield to try to improve his squad.
The way that Kent has come on since moving to Ibrox should be a motivator for some of the other young players in the system at Liverpool – and the prospect of going out on loan, playing in Europe and challenging for trophies should be an opportunity that any player wants early in their career.
Money talks and if clubs come in and make a big cash offer to sign Kent then Rangers will probably lose out but Gerrard’s name still carries some weight at Liverpool so a trip back home might just see him get his man.