Rangers planning talks with Liverpool over 22-year-old winger’s permanent deal

Rangers are planning to hold talks with Liverpool in the summer over a possible permanent deal for Ryan Kent.

Steven Gerrard hailed the loanee’s performance in the 1-0 Old Firm win before the winter break.

The 22-year-old is contracted at Anfield until 2020 but will find it tough to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s side.

And Ibrox director of football Mark Allen said: “We would certainly like to pursue what we do next with Ryan, but that is a conversation we have to have with Liverpool.

“He is their player but we have a very good relationship with Liverpool, and it is dialogue that will continue for the foreseeable future.

“I don’t want to speak for Liverpool, but I am sure they would be happy with the way that Ryan is settled and performing and maybe would see us a good vehicle for their players to give them much-needed experience.”

Gers manager Steven Gerrard appears to be the main man persuading the young Englishman to stay at Ibrox while it will be almost impossible for the youngster to replace Sadio Mane or Mo Salah in the Reds Starting XI.