Steven Gerrard has continued his raid of Liverpool’s youth ranks as he builds his Rangers squad ahead of his maiden season in charge.
The Anfield legend has wisely used his ties with the club as a means of offering young Reds the senior football they desire whilst boosting his own project in the process.
Ryan Kent is the latest to join up with Gerrard in Scotland as he aims to rediscover some momentum and form after a difficult 2017/2018 campaign.
The winger endured an unproductive loan spell with Bundesliga club Freiburg over the first half of last season, managing just six league appearances.
He then sealed a temporary move to Bristol City in January before registering a measly 10 Championship outings and gradually losing his place in the team.
The 21-year-old will now be joining Rangers on a season-long loan, according to Sky Sports.
Kent follows fellow Red Ovie Ejaria, who has also joined Rangers for the season having spent the second half of 2017/2018 with relegated Sunderland in the Championship.
The Englishman was rewarded with a new contract on Merseyside last summer after impressing during the club’s pre-season campaign.
A stuttering season since then makes Rangers a wise opportunity to restore some confidence and rhythm under perhaps the perfect role model for any aspiring Liverpool star.
Gerrard’s presence in Glasgow has seen Liverpool agree to give Rangers first refusal on any youth stars they may be planning on shipping out on loan.
An undeniable flair to Kent’s game persists to fuel optimism regarding his future, especially with time being on his side. It’s an entire season of football that he desperately needs now.