The forward showed exactly why the Elland Road club reportedly lodged a £10m bid for the player with a cool finish to secure the three points after Kemar Roofe got a goal on his first Gers start.
It was a comfortable victory for Rangers who responded in the second half after struggling to find a proper attacking rhythm in the first half.
With the Ibrox side looking to bounce back from a frustrating 0-0 draw away to Livingston last weekend it was ex-Liverpool man Kent who was the main attacking outlet for the Gers.
There was an added pressure on the 23-year-old in the absence of striker Alfredo Morelos, with whom Gers manager Steven Gerrard appears to be running out of patience with.
Whilst Gerrard believes that Morelos has had his head turned by reported interest from Ligue 1 Lille, Ryan Kent showed just how committed he was to the Rangers cause with an inspired performance.
The winger added his third goal of the season as he continues to prove his value to Rangers in what is a pivotal season in the player’s development.
Here’s how the Gers fans reacted as Ryan Kent inspired the Ibrox side to a routine 2-0 win over Kilmarnock at Ibrox:
Good result against team we’ve struggled with
Always in control, clean sheet, don’t remember McLaughlin having a save
Barisic was excellent, delivery top class but motm for me Ryan Kent, involved in our best moments & always looking for it, nice 2nd goal
On to Hamilton
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) August 22, 2020
@ryankent well done you where amazing so proud watp!! 💙 I love you kent !!
— Laura Little (@Laura_Clubland) August 22, 2020
Ryan Kent my MOTM. 👏👏 I think Roofe and Itten both showed glimpses of what they have to offer but more will come with a bit more game time. 👍💙🇬🇧
— We Arra…. (@CounsellMitch) August 22, 2020
Ryan Kent with another MOTM performance after bid being rejected from Leeds.
Morelos could take a leaf out of his book instead of downing tools as soon as any team comes in for him.
— Greig Robertson (@RobertsonGreig) August 22, 2020
3points. Hard work. But once again Rangers Dominant. Ryan Kent once again showing why we paid £7m he is our Top Man. Roofe Itten. Jury is out.
— TonytheBear #KBF (@BearTonythe) August 22, 2020
Ryan Kent, a level above 👏🏻
— Sam Waddell (@Samwaddell_11) August 22, 2020
Thought Barker had a decent game.
Ryan Kent was my motm though. Always positive and wanted to get involved. Good goal too.
— Smudger (@GraemeSmiffy) August 22, 2020
You do not sell Ryan Kent under any circumstances
— Jay Redfern (@_jayred1) August 22, 2020
Ryan Kent, some boy
— Sam (@Sam1905___) August 22, 2020
Can’t let ryan Kent go anywhere this season if we’re wanting trophies
— Leon Mattinson (@leonmattinson) August 22, 2020
One things for sure @RangersFC don't sell Ryan Kent
— ClownShoes🤓🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🤘 (@scottFsquier12) August 22, 2020
Ryan Kent was MOTM by a mile by the way.
— Tags (@tagsbo) August 22, 2020
Credit to Ryan Kent for putting in a top performance amidst PL interest.
— West End Bluenose (@WestEndBluenose) August 22, 2020
— Bears-Den1872 (@BearsDen1872) August 22, 2020