However, Gerrard was looking ahead optimistically after the game. Especially with regards to the imminent transfer window.
“We’re doing everything we can,” he said, as quoted by the Record.
“We’re speaking to Liverpool, we’re in touch with Ryan’s (Kent) representatives, we’ve made an offer and we’re hopeful but there’s nothing to say on it to confirm it but for our supporters what I can do is guarantee we’re doing everything we can to try and get him in.”
“We’ve got irons in the fire with numerous players but all I can say is watch this space. We’re making additions to the squad and Greg Stewart is someone we admire very much.”
Earlier on Sunday, Sky Sports News reported that 29-year-old Stewart had agreed a three-year Ibrox deal.
The defeat to Killie was a reminder that despite recent good form, Rangers aren’t yet the finished article. With key players like James Tavernier, Steven Davis and Scott Arfield missing, they looked a little toothless.
Therefore, this update should be encouraging for Bears.
The manager recognises the need to strengthen, and he’s going after a player the Ibrox faithful adore, in Ryan Kent.
Furthermore, the club already having ‘numerous’ players on their radar before the window even opens, is a sign that they really mean business this summer.