Ryan Kent is fed up of being loaned to a different club every season and wants to find a new permanent residence.
The young Englishman, now 22-years-old, has enjoyed a productive spell with Rangers under the guidance of Steven Gerrard – and has hit double figures for goal/assist contributions in the SPL.
But he’s not an elite attacker, nor somebody who could realistically challenge the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane on our flanks.
Kent has been sent on loan five times – and as Liverpool fans we think his comments are fair.
“I want to kick-start my career somewhere now. I am tired of changing clubs each year, I want to settle down somewhere,” he told Goal.
“Liverpool have been good to me, but the enjoyment factor of going back there each year and doing well in pre-season and going back out on loan, it is a repetitive cycle.
“I was 19 when I went to Germany [at Freiburg]. I started off at Coventry in my first loan spell, my first experience of football in a men’s environment, then stepped up a division with Barnsley.
“I had a successful loan spell there and thoroughly enjoyed it under Paul Heckingbottom, who was a great help.
“I then decided to take it to the next level and go to Germany. That didn’t work out so I decided to go to Bristol City.
“Then Steven Gerrard provided this opportunity for me. I wouldn’t have got the opportunity to play in the Europa League anywhere else. In my eyes, the season has been a success.”
His performances for Rangers, combined with his age, mean Liverpool will be looking for a decent sum from a prospective buyer for Kent’s services.
We cannot speculate on exactly what that’ll be, but if Brad Smith went to Bournemouth for £6m and Kevin Stewart was sold to Hull for £8m, Liverpool could easily get £10m for a promising winger if Michael Edwards works his magic.
Kent should probably be sold, but it’d smart to loan out Harry Wilson to a smaller Premier League club for one more season – and see if the Welshman can do the business in the top flight.