Rangers have made no secret of their desire to bring Ryan Kent back to Ibrox after the Liverpool winger impressed on loan last season – and the Gers will be boosted after a report claimed that the Anfield side doesn’t want to sell him.
Kent has been linked with a host of clubs this summer and Gers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted that he’d like to bring Kent back to Ibrox to help in his side’s push for the Scottish Premiership title.
According to The Sun on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp’s side only wants to let the Oldham-born winger leave temporarily which should see the Gers in pole position for his signature and, according to Bristol Live, rule Aston Villa out of the race thanks to Premier League loan rules.
If the report is correct and Liverpool don’t want to sell him, then it will go a long way towards seeing him return to Ibrox later this summer as Gerrard tries to get his hands on some silverware as a manager for the first time.
Kent has enjoyed his best spell of football so far at Ibrox and the chance to play regularly in front of 50,000 fans and compete for trophies isn’t one that most loan deals throw up.
Liverpool are obviously in the position that they don’t need to sell and if they decide they’d rather keep Kent for another year and see how he develops then it would take a ridiculous offer from elsewhere to force their hand.
It seems unlikely that will happen though so the Gers might just get the chance to see Kent tear defences apart again.