Ryan Kent has claimed that Liverpool lied to him over his future following his return from last season’s loan spell at Rangers – but admits that there’s “no bitter taste” as he eventually got his move back to Ibrox.

Kent confessed that his treatment at Anfield over the summer was “hard to take” as he was forced to wait until the very last minute to seal a stunning £7million Rangers switch.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates after he scores during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The winger could make his second Gers debut tomorrow against Livingston after working on his own at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground “waiting for a moment like this” to come.

“I had to stay mentally strong, when you are told you can do one thing and then you are lied to and it doesn’t happen, that is quite hard to take,” Kent said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

“I just had to keep myself fit and train on my own and make sure I keep my fitness levels up and I was waiting for a moment like this to arrive.

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“There’s no bitter taste, the thing that I wanted from the start happened at the end so I am just happy with that.

“I would have liked to have been here from the start, it is quite difficult watching it on the TV wishing I was part of some of the games but I am delighted to be back and I can’t wait to get going.”

Kent’s move was arguably the most protracted of the summer transfer window with the Gers finally confirming his signing on the stroke of midnight as the window closed.

SOUTH BEND, IN - JULY 19: Ryan Kent of Liverpool during the pre-season friendly match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC at Notre Dame Stadium on July 19, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana.

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After featuring for Liverpool during their early pre-season games, Kent was frozen out completely, failing to even be given a chance to play for the under-23s.

He might need a little bit of time to get up to speed but will almost certainly play some part against Livi, with one eye on Feyenoord’s visit in the Europa League on Thursday.

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