Liverpool fans were told not to count on much happening heading into transfer deadline day, but there were still a few minor outgoings expected, key among them an expected departure for Ryan Kent.
The 22-year-old attacker had been heavily linked with a move to Leeds United, and Liverpool had made finding a new permanent home for the player a priority. Now, though, any move could be off.
A report from Sky Sports claims that Leeds is looking unlikely, and the result—at least as things stand at the moment—is that Kent now looks as though he could stay at Anfield for the coming season.
That seems less than ideal for all parties, given Kent looked clearly behind depth options Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Rhian Brewster in pre-season and might not even get cup minutes with the Reds.
The player needed a move this summer, a permanent one, in order to push forward in his career, which was something the club acknowledged when Jürgen Klopp ruled out the idea of another loan move.
Meanwhile, Rangers and Steven Gerrard will hope that if Leeds is off, that just maybe Klopp and the Reds will soften their stance and send Kent back north rather than keeping him to play in the U23s.