Steven Gerrard admits Rangers have been priced out of Ryan Kent transfer by Liverpool

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Rangers have no choice but to move on from Ryan Kent, according to manager Steven Gerrard.

The Glasgow side were desperate to get the Liverpool winger back following an impressive loan stint last season.

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Kent would only be leaving the club on a permanent basis this summer – with the finances involved beyond Rangers’ reach.

Ryan Kent was a big hit during his season-long loan at Rangers

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Ryan Kent was a big hit during his season-long loan at Rangers

“I haven’t asked that question (to the board) but I think the answer would probably be yes,” said Gerrard as he admitted the figures required to sign Kent would be too rich for his side.

“Jurgen has come out and given the answer that will come out of my mouth anyway. It has been addressed and we move on.

“The end of it? Where we are right now, yes. We respect Liverpool’s stance and we thank them very much for allowing us to work with Ryan for a year.

“We have obviously got a Liverpool player at the moment in Sheyi Ojo who has started very well. I had a good conversation on the phone with Jurgen a few days ago and we totally respect Liverpool’s position on it.

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“It is possible we still might get one more player in, but there is no rush. The squad is in a decent place so we will go with what we have at the moment.

“If something was to come up that makes us better and we think it will make us better then we will take it to the board and the answer will be with them.”

Reports on Thursday claimed striker Alfredo Morelos had decided against a move to Hebei Fortune despite the Chinese Super League outfit having been prepared to meet Rangers’ £15million valuation.


It was claimed a £30million, three-year package had been put on the table before the Colombian turned it down.

But Gerrard responded to the story by saying: “I’m unaware of it. There have been no bids. It is as you were from the last time. I’m not sure whether he is going to do the interview for you, though.”



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