Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been dealt a blow by Jürgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager said he wasn’t interested in sanctioning another loan move for Ryan Kent.
The 22-year-old winger spent last season loan at the Ibrox Stadium and Gerrard was again hoping to take him North of the Border for the new campaign. The former Liverpool skipper said last week that he would wait until the very last moment for a decision from Anfield but it would appear he won’t have to, after Klopp today ruled the option out.
Although a loan move doesn’t seem of interest to the Liverpool manager, Klopp won’t stand in the way of a transfer if Rangers were to offer cash for the player who is valued at around £8million.
Asked if Kent could make the switch to Rangers, Klopp replied: “If Rangers can buy him.
“His time is over I think for giving him on loan. At an age like this, players need to find a place where they can settle. That’s probably the moment, but we will see. A loan is not planed.”
On Kent’s previous deployment at Rangers, Klopp added: “He came back as a completely different player and it was a very important year for him.
“It helped being with a good manager, at a good club, with good competition, and it was exactly the right thing for him at the right moment.”