Michael Beale has opened up on his pride at watching Ryan Kent develop from a youngster at Liverpool to a European finalist with Rangers as he sent a message to the Gers ahead of facing Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final.

Beale worked with Kent in Liverpool’s Academy before being reunited at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard and the former Ibrox coach thinks Rangers’ journey to Seville shows ‘anything is possible.’

Sharing a clip of Kent speaking to the media ahead of next week’s final, Beale was full of praise for the 25-year-old after watching him progress closely.

“So proud of Ryan Kent and how he has developed as player/person,” Beale tweeted. “He was in my first session as a LFC coach back in 2012 and to see his journey to this point has been fantastic. The journey of that Rangers team also shows that anything is possible.

“Go and do it lads.”

Kent will have key role to play for Rangers in Europa League final in Seville

Kent has been crucial for Rangers in European games and next week will be no different in Seville.

While Beale has been able to watch him develop at close quarters, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the pair reunite again somewhere in the future.

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Hopefully, that doesn’t come for a while though and Kent stick around at Ibrox for a while longer as Rangers look to continue building on the incredible recent success in Europe.

A chance to play in the Champions League is sure to be something Kent is keen to experience and with Rangers on the brink of securing a place in the groups next season, it might come next season.

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