Rangers are interested in signing Liverpool loanee Ryan Kent on a permanent basis once his deployment concludes at the end of the season.
Boss Steven Gerrard wants the 22-year-old winger to make the switch to Ibrox and his assistant Gary McAllister has now gone on record about their position.
The former Liverpool midfielder said: “The fact is, Ryan’s still a Liverpool player so it’s a decision for Liverpool, isn’t it?
“Will he be here next season? It would be nice because we’ve seen the benefits of having him here but he’s Liverpool’s player. We keep asking the question but it’s up to them. They’re very much aware of what he’s doing up here.
“I’ve seen a massive change in him here. He’s a delight to work with.
“It’s great to see someone I’ve known for a few years blossoming into someone who can be really special.
“I first came across him when Brendan Rodgers brought me to Liverpool. He was electric. I could see why some loans didn’t work for him but there was massive potential there.
“His levels have gone up at Rangers. He’s gone from being a shy young man to a proper man.”