Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted that he is keen on turning Ryan Kent and Ovie Ejaria’s loan deals from Liverpool into permanent transfers.
Gerrard, of course, used his Anfield connections to bring the pair of talented young attackers to Ibrox, and he has admitted that he may well try and use his excellent relationship with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to try and secure the highly rated duo on permanent contracts.
“Are you bugging my phone? I’m still in Jurgen’s good books for the foreseeable future and Liverpool keep winning, so maybe there is some scope, but we rate them very highly,” Gerrard told reporters after his sides impressive 5-1 win over St.Johnstone at the weekend.
“We have to be respectful to their parent clubs. The three players you’ve mentioned and Joe Worrall in time will be added to your list – he’s already on mine.
“They are players we’ve gone for because we rate them very highly. Three of them have settled really well, Joe had a really tough debut [against Villarreal] but came through it very well in my opinion.
“In an ideal situation, they are all on four or five-year deals but unfortunately it doesn’t work like that.
“If you’re asking me if I’d want the four of them for next year, I’d sign the four of them right now.”