It looks like there will be yet more activity between Liverpool and Rangers this summer.
The Glasgow club, of course managed by Anfield legend Steven Gerrard, took Ryan Kent and Ovie Ejaria on loan last season. Kent had his injury issues over the campaign, but performed excellently when available. Ejaria, on the other hand, failed to settle, and returned to England in January for a loan to Reading.
And it seems that Gerrard is raiding the Anfield bargain bin once more. Scottish newspaper the Daily Record report that Rangers have already agreed a loan deal for Sheyi Ojo. It’s fair to say the now 21 year old has had a frustrating few years. The promise he showed in his brief first team run in 2015/16 feels like a lifetime ago. Subsequent loans to Fulham and Reims haven’t seen him push on at all, and he in fact looks like he’s gone backwards. Rangers might be the right spot for him to finally mature into a real first team player, even if he looks unlikely to ever make it at Liverpool.
The Daily Record also states that Gerrard is very much interested in signing Kent permanently, though things may be a little more complicated there. Liverpool reportedly value Kent at £9-12 million, with Leeds and Aston Villa among the sides in the mix. As much as Gerrard has an obvious connection with Liverpool, and Kent apparently had a happy time at Ibrox last season, richer clubs may be in the hunt. It feels unlikely that the club will show a lot of sentiment on this, and Kent will surely end up at the highest bidder.
In truth, it’s unlikely that either of these players will make it at Liverpool. In Ojo’s case, another loan is almost certainly about putting him in the shop window to sell him on at a future date. Kent has already had that loan, and will now be sold permanently. All the best, lads.