Amid speculation linking Dominic Solanke with a move to Rangers, former Liverpool captain and current Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has responded to the claim.
Gerrard has made a positive start to life in charge at Ibrox, but as his side continue to battle to qualify for the Europa League and look to mount a challenge domestically, he has been linked with strengthening his squad further.
However, when asked about a potential move for Solanke, the Rangers boss seemingly dismissed the possibility. “It’s speculation, it’s just speculation,” he is quoted as saying by HITC.
Solanke joined us from Chelsea last year, and has gone on to make 27 appearances for the Reds while scoring just the one goal.
Given the competition for places at Anfield with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane likely to form the attacking trident again this season, it’s difficult to see the 20-year-old getting regular playing time.
In turn, perhaps a loan exit would make sense for the youngster to continue his development, and while players can still leave on loan despite the deadline passing for English clubs to sign players this week, the Scottish transfer window remains open too.
With that in mind, Gerrard could still swoop for Solanke if he chose to, but based on his comments above, it sounds like he might not be a priority.