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.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Steven Gerrard of Liverpool FC Legends showing his appreciation to the fans at the end of the friendly match between Liverpool FC Legends and AC Milan Glorie at Anfield on March 23, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

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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.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates after he scores during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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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.

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