Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he is ‘disappointed’ with the decision of on-loan midfielder Ovie Ejaria to return to parent club Liverpool.
The 21-year-old had impressed since arriving at Ibrox in the summer, but after becoming unsettled with life in Glasgow has opted to return to Liverpool for football reasons.
“Am I disappointed he’s gone? Yes. Do I think it’s the right decision? No, because I think he had an incredible opportunity here,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.
“But I’m never going to stand in a player’s way who is not happy and who is not settled because I have people who are desperate to wear the shirt and who would run through brick walls to wear it.
“It is what it is. I have to accept the decision. I’m sad about it, I wish him all the best. He’s a nice kid, very quiet. He told me it was 100 per cent football reasons and I have respect that.”