Dominic Solanke’s availability is up in the air at the moment, and that’s why Rangers need to make a move for him.
Remembering back to the summer, Steven Gerrard made an attempt to lure him to Scotland. But Jurgen Klopp made the decision to reject loan bids from five clubs including the Gers for his young forward.
Klopp wanted the Englishman to stay in order to provide cover and make an impact. Yet, if you look at Liverpool’s form and current squad, that most certainly isn’t the case.
So far this season, Solanke has yet to make a single appearance at Anfield. Instead, it’s been world-class talent such as Roberto Firminio, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane taking the headlines going forward.
Nobody could’ve foreseen the incredibly consistent performances of the Reds side this season. They’ve gone up another gear after appearing in the Champions League final, and are currently flying domestically.
Just ask the question
At the very least, Rangers should therefore get back in touch with Liverpool in January and ask once more. The situation may very well have changed, and with the Merseysiders wanting to strengthen their own squad, Solanke could be pushed down the pecking order further.
For any Gers fan wondering about his match-fitness, he showed no rustiness for England Under-21s against Italy five days ago. He bagged a brace for the Young Lions in Ferrara to take a priceless 2-1 win away from home.
At the moment, Rangers are looking for a replacement for Umar Sadiq. If that man was to be Solanke, Kyle Lafferty and Alfredo Morelos would have some heavy competition coming in.
Solanke certainly has the pedigree to make an impact at Ibrox. The big forward netted seven goals in making just four starts.
Gerrard does have the legend effect down in Merseyside. With so many at Liverpool desperate for him to succeed, he could be offered a helping hand. Solanke himself has praised the England legend in the past, claiming that he hoped Gerrard would be successful at Rangers.
Interest is set to be drummed up regarding Solanke once more when January comes around, and Rangers should get in Liverpool’s ears quickly and ask the question.