Ryan Kent’s response to Rangers transfer question will excite fans as Liverpool exit looms | Football | Sport
Liverpool winger Kent was one of Rangers’ best players, scoring six goals in 43 appearances in all competitions and it is rumoured that he could return to Scotland next season.
Kent clearly enjoyed his time playing under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and is said to be keen on another loan spell at the club, something he seemingly teased in a recent fan encounter.
The 22-year-old was on his way back to Glasgow following a holiday with his girlfriend in Ibiza when he posed for a picture with a fan.
After posting the snap, fellow Rangers supporters asked whether Kent told her if he would be back at Ibrox next year.
The fan said she asked Kent the question and the winger simply smiled and walked away.
However, the Rangers faithful should not get too excited by Kent’s return to Glasgow because, although he may still return to the club, he was in the city because his girlfriend lives there.
Kent’s spell in Scotland saw him named both Rangers’ Young Player of the Year and the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year as he earned plaudits from fans and pundits alike.
Rangers boss Gerrard has known Kent since the age of 17 and he is a big fan of the talented youngster.
“Ryan’s a different player to the one who arrived here,” Gerrard said towards the end of Kent’s loan spell last season, “He’s come out of his shell.
“If you look at him from afar, he can be misunderstood. People think he’s got this confidence and swagger about him.
“But he’s a lovely kid, who’s good fun. He’s different.
“He’s got a pet snake, wears baggy tracksuits and gets a tattoo every five minutes.
“That’s fine by me. He’s different to other people but, having got to know Ryan the way I have, I absolutely love him.
“I trained with Ryan because he was around Liverpool’s first team at 17 or 18.
“It’s an eye-opener when he’s running at you, especially when you’re coming into your 30s.
“His memories are probably of me kicking lumps out of him in training.
“My memories are of him bursting past me but now our relationship is different, obviously. I want to protect him, help him grow and offer him a platform here to express himself.
“The key to Ryan is the people in our dressing room. They have accepted him, helped him and realised that he is at a really high level.
“They enjoy having him here because he can breed confidence in the team.”
Gerrard is set to continue to use his links with Liverpool with fellow Reds’ winger Sheyi Ojo also expected to join Rangers on loan.