Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has admitted that the Gers “keep asking the question” over keeping hold of Ryan Kent – but conceded it’s a decision for his parent club Liverpool.

The winger has been an important player for the Gers since signing on loan last summer and McAllister wants to keep him around longer.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 06: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard (C), with assistant Gary McAllister (R), in the dug out during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Gers number two said the 22-year-old is a “delight” to work with and claimed he has seen a “massive change” in him since his Ibrox arrival.

“Will he be here next season? It would be nice because we’ve seen the benefits of having him here but he’s Liverpool’s player,” McAllister said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 03: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and assistant Gary McAllister are seen during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien at Rangers Auchenhowie Training Centre on October 3, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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“We keep asking the question but it’s up to them. They’re very much aware of what he’s doing up here.


“I’ve seen a massive change in him here. He’s a delight to work with.”


After returning from injury in December’s Old Firm win, Kent has really come on leaps and bounds.

The winger looks a much more dangerous player and is causing far more problems for teams.

LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 27: Gary McAllister, Assistant Manager of Rangers arrives prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in Livingston, United Kingdom.

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With his loan deal up at the end of the season, keeping Kent around would be a huge boost for the Gers.

However, the better Kent performs at Ibrox the more likely a return to Anfield is as Liverpool look to get their worth from him.

If the Gers can keep a hold of him, it would be a fantastic bit of business for Steven Gerrard’s side.

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